Troops of the 2nd and 3rd Australian Infantry Battalions, on the German prize Derfflinger. They are practising at climbing down rope ladders and landing in boats in Mudros Harbour, in preparation for the landing on Gallipoli Peninsula. The men on all transports carried out similar drill.
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Gelibolu, Türkiye, 1915. Gelibolu kumsalında iskelede büyük sandallardan karaya indirilen Avustralyalı askerlerin ikmali. / Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915. Australian reinforcements disembarking from long boats at the pier on the beach at Gallipoli.
Troops of the 1st Brigade row to the beach and empty boats return from the shore to the destroyers at about 9.45 a.m., on the morning of the Australians landing at Anzac Cove. Those landed in the morning first rushed the small outstanding plateau, afterwards called Plugge's Plateau and then went over the skyline into Shrapnel Valley.
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (6 July 1892 – 19 May 1915), who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded British Empire soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation.
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