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Partner: Imperial War Museum (IWM)
Reference: Q13447
Description: A soldier from the 10th Division of the Royal Irish Fusiliers cautiously raises his rifle on the barrel of which is what looks like a pith helmet - a special type of sun helmet made of cloth-covered cork - in Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915 or 1916. Raising in a target like this was a way of attracting enemy fire and so determining their position, in this case possibly a single sniper. The man in the background whose head can be seen above the level of the trench is probably trying to determine the location of a shot. Gallipoli was the scene of one of the worst disasters for the Allied forces in World War One.
Date(s): 1915 to 1916
Community: Irish Community
Theme: Settling (experiences of living in England)
Format: Image
Access: Available for consultation by appointment at the Imperial War Museum
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