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Soldiers' experiences of conditions at Gallipoli during the campaign in 1915
(Catalogue ref: c. The National Archives RAIL 253/516, a. & b. Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, 007396, 008667)
  6a   6b   6c              
  6a   6b   6c              
Imperial War Museum 008667; recording of soldier's experiences

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  • What do these sources tell you about the fighting and general conditions in Gallipoli?
  • Do any of these sources help to explain how the soldiers coped with the conditions?
  • Source 6a was an officer and source 6b and 6c were ordinary soldiers. Do these sources suggest their experiences were very different?
  • The letter was written in 1915. The two interviews were recorded in 1984. Does this matter in terms of the value of these sources for historians?
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