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The Final Evacuation of Gallipoli. With Only One Casualty: At Cape Helles before the Retirement

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F 1 t r 1 j SAND THE FRENCH CAMP, CAPE HELLES. 2I ( NEA.R THE SCENE OP THE HISTORIC LAN~DING AT SEDD-IJL BAHR: V BEACH i i AND THE FRENCH CAMP, CAPE HELLES.


I ý y * 4 i i 1! ° . r . rt …. 4′ y { , ti t, EE i~~~~ ~~ b:° i: (· i:7~ ~~~” — S:r:.·~ I * i AU SWHERE REST (IN SIR IAN HAMILTON’S WORDS) “DEAR COMRADES WHO WILL’ RETURN NO MORE” GRAVES OF BRITISH SOLDIERS NEAR CAPE HELLES. I.


‘a I -w , E 7 — – — I -.t, — – – 4,A – u ý ý.~ rr,^1ý gp, _ , t4, ·trt PROOF OF THE TERRIBLE “WASTAGE” OF WAR: THE 2ND HAMPSHIRES TWO DAYS AFTER GOING INTO A CHURCH PARADE ON GULLY BEACH, NEAR CAPE HELLES, ON AUGUST 8- -ACTION ABOUT 50 STRONG. ‘ ” .


CONSTRUCTED BY THE ROYAL AT ” W E” NGINEERS : THE HARBOUR BEACH.


HOW STORES AND RESERVE A SUPPLY DEPOT AMMUNITION WERE KEPT : S AT CAPE HELLES.


47 Y •j ! I i AT THE SOUTHERN POINT OF GALLIPOLI, NOW EVACUATED : ARTILLERY HORSES IN THEIR DUG-OUTS AT CAPE HELLES. ~·· –~– ·—– ~ – – ——- ·–~–·– -· ·· — IL


N~ .4 4,; *cA:. pAi -. i F a. b w -k., i, P THE SCENE OF THE FAMOUS “LANCASHIRE LANDING ‘:A -IWO H ITRC W BAH HBETWEEN CAPE HELLES AND TEKKE BURNU). r- – ———–


An official announcement, issued on January 9. stated : ” General Sir Charles Monro reports that the complete evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula has now been successfully carried out. All guns and howitzers were got away, with the exception of 17 worn-out guns which were blown up by us before leaving. Our casualties amounted to one British rank and file wounded. These were no casualties among the French troops. Sir C. Monro states that the successful accomplishment of this difficult task is due to Generals Birdwood and Davies, and to the invaluable assistance rendered in an operation of the highest difficulty by Admiral de Robeck and the Royal Navy.” The French official comrmuniqut was as follows: ” On Saturday night (the 8th) the complete evacuation of. Gallipoli, which had been thoroughly prepared for some days past and perfect:y organised by the British Commander and the Commander of our Expeditionary Corps, was effected without loss. All the French material was got away, with the exception of six naval guns, which were destroyed before we left. They are included hii the 17 destroyed guns mentioned in the British cormm;nuuiqu!~. The enmy opened fire at 4 o’clock in the morning, when the embarkation was finished.” The Turkish reports naturally


betrayed a note of jubilation, but, in the light of the foregoing official conmmuniques, their accuracy may be judged from the following statement: “The extent of the booty, which is extraordinarily great, cannot yet be estimated. The enemy losses are reported to be considerable.” Constantinople was bedecked with flags to celebrate th’ ” victory.” In the House of Commons Mr. Asquith paid a high tribute to the officers who carried out the evacuation-General Sir Charles Monro, Admirals De Robeck and Wemyss, Lieut.-Generals Birdwood and Davies, and others. ” Eleven guns only,” said the Premier, ” were left behind-not a very large number-of which xo were worn-out r5-pounders, and before being abandoned all were rendered unfit for further service. Such of the stores and reserve ammunition which could not be removed were set on fire at the last moment : and the whole retirement was conducted with .n w absolute minimum of loss. This operation, taken in conjunction with the earlier retirement from Suvla and Anzac, is, I believe, without parallel in military or naval history . . an achievement of which all concerned, commnanding officers, officers, and men in both services, may well be proud.”



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Issue 4004. - Vol CXLVIII

Jan, 15 1916

Illustrated London News