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Joe Sheldon

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Dear b3rn

          Yes, it may well be 

                           Regards

                               J W

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Dear Members

       I have made a stab as to the exact location of the Apex Cemetery with the help of a friend as asked by the Editor. Any comments would be welcome.

                                                    Regards

                                                           John White2106396719_ApexCemetery.jpg.6655c2e5f17deee0ad4342d946c1e461.jpg

                                     2106396719_ApexCemetery.jpg.6655c2e5f17deee0ad4342d946c1e461.jpg

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This photograph is very similar to the one which Emrezmen posted in No.11 above. It must have been taken from the same spot, only the angle is very slightly different. It is from The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I, by Herbert Brayley Collett, and it may be helpful to know the photographer's location, which is given as “Taken from No.4 Post at the Apex”.

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The sketch map below indicates the relative positions of the Apex and the Farm

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Dear Members

 Does anyone have any photos of the Farm area of Gallipoli prior to to the forestation in the  nineties,except,of course, for those shown above?

                        Regards

                               John White

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keithmroberts

There's a very early one in the book The Ship of rRemembrance by Ian Hay.  I'm not sure if it has been difitised anywhere. I'll look. My copy has  pretty tight binding which makes taking a photo difficult without causing damage.

 

Keith

 

EDIT  JISC shows a copy at the National Library of Wales John, but some other reference libraries in your region might have copies. I can't see a digitised one .

 

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Here's the photo I mentioned - not as awkward to take a pic as I expected. From The Ship of Remembrance published in 1926.

 

It might be worth exploring the photographic catalogue of the IWM. There may be something there that would help you.

 

 

Keith

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michaeldr
On 04/12/2019 at 13:31, john white said:

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John,

the crop below is taken from a photograph in The Mitchell Report

(The Report of the Committee Appointed to Investigate the Attacks Delivered on and the Enemy's Defences of the Dardanelles Straits, 1919)

It matches quite well with that supplied in your post No.24 above

 

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A similar view of The Farm taken by me on my second ever trip to Gallipoli in 1996. It is a shame today that trees cover this fabulous view

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michaeldr

Great photograph Steve

Good to see you on the GWF again

best regards

Michael

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Hey Michael, likewise. I happened to be going through some of my early battlefield images and found a load I took in the period just after the fire at Anzac, although this area wasnt as badly affected.

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