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"Looking over Damakjelik Bair towards hill 60, with a shell bursting in the distance. The W hills can be discerned in the background", period picture reproduced from "Gallipoli, a guide to New Zealand battlefields and memorials", (Auckland 2004), Ian McGibbon, p. 108.
Mustafa Kemal, commander of the Anafarta Group, gave his order to the 7th
Division to attack towards the Damakçilik Slope on the of 9th August 1915 and
so prevented the collaboration of the Anzac Corps with the British 9th Army
Corps thus preventing any possible threat to Kocaçimen Tepe (Hill 971)
Transcribed and translated from the Damakçilik Memorial
Segment of map reproduced from "A brief history of the Çanakkale Campaign in the First World War" (June 1914-January 1916), (Ankara 2002), The Turkish General Staff Directorate of Military History.