The retreat from Gallipoli in December 1915.
The picture shows the withdrawal from Gallipoli and shows burning ammunition storages on the beach of Suvla Bay on Dec. 20th, 1915.
ANZAC troop numbers had been progressively reduced since Dec. 7th, 1915. Between Dec. 18th and 20th the entire Allied forc
The landing on V Beach, Gallipoli in 1915.
The photograph shows the camp of the Australian 2nd Infantry Brigade, the Royal Munster Fisiliers, Royal Dublin Fusiliers and Royal Hampshire Regiment on V Beach, below the Sedd ul-Bahir castle.
The landings began on April 25th, 1915 and on the next day th
HMS Cornwallis is seen here firing a broadside during the withdrawal from Suvla Bay, Gallipoli peninsula in December 1915.
HMS Cornwallis (13.270/15.200 ts) was launched on July 13th, 1901 by Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Co., Leamouth, London and commissioned on Febr. 9th, 1904.
Built Armstrong, Elswick, laid down January 1903, completed March 1905. Sold for breaking up at Milford Haven,1/10/1920.
Displacement: 3000 tons. Speed: 21.75 Knots. Crew 296. Armament: Twelve 4 -inch Guns, Eight 3 pdr guns and Four machine Guns Two 18-inch Torpedo Tubes.
At the start of Aug
Motor Barge Spithead 1915
Former X-lighter, converted to sand/ gravel grain carrier. Extensive career mostly for east coast companies like FW Horlocks. Later converted to a dive vessel ?
Currently under restoration.
Any comments and info very welcome. Photo 2005