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Postcard drawing of Suvla Bay
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Creator : Terrell , Leo
Source : PRG 1331/3
Date of creation : ca. 1915
Format : Ephemera
Dimensions : 90 x 140 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Postcard featuring a drawing of Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, accomplished by a medical orderly [SP] with materials he had in his medical kit. It shows a view seen from his dugout at the peninsula. In the foreground is a destroyer which went aground in a squall. Terrell sent this postcard, dated 12 November [1915], to his girlfriend.

Terrell embarked on HMAT Port Macquarie from Melbourne on 4 June 1915. He was an Able Seaman Sapper of the First Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train.

Australian troops first landed at the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April 1915. Fighting on steep terrain, the Allies attempted to break through the strongly defended Turkish lines. A stalemate persisted in the following nine months, and Australian troops were evacuated 19-20 December. With over 8,000 deaths and 26,000 casualties, the Gallipoli campaign had a profound effect on Australian society.

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

Bean, CEW. Gallipoli mission, Sydney: ABC Enterprises in association with the Australian War Memorial for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1990

Frame, Thomas R. The shores of Gallipoli: naval dimensions of the Anzac campaign, Sydney : Hale & Iremonger, 2000

Tyquin, Michael B. Gallipoli: the medical war: the Australian Army medical services in the Dardanelles campaign of 1915, Kensington, N.S.W.: NSW University Press, 1993

Internet links :

Australian War Memorial: Encyclopedia: Gallipoli

Visit Gallipoli [Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs]



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