Gallipoli campaign:
R B Gillett

On the landing at 'V' Beach, 25 April 1915.

Transcript: The sight that met our eyes was indescribable. The barges now linked together, and more or less reaching the shore, were plied high with mutilated bodies and between the last barge and the sand was a pier formed by piles of dead men. It was impossible to reach land without treading on the dead and, as Commander Samson had reported, the sea round the cove was red with blood.

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Reproduced by courtesy of the Imperial War Museum


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