Charles Dixon superb Antique lithographs of the Great
War. These first world war one Book plate prints from the series Deeds That Thrill the
Empire published in 1914-18 by Hutchinson are by Charles Dixon, W S
Bagdatopulos, H G Swanwick, A Avis, Allan Stewart and Maurice Randall.
Landing troops From the "River Clyde" at V
Beach Gallipoli Peninsula by Charles Dixon RA
The landing from the River Clyde at V Beach, Gallipoli Peninsula
was begun early in the morning of 25th April. As the vessel made her way
to the spot where she was to be beached the British warships began to
shell the shore batteries. No sooner had she grounded than doors cut in
her sides were thrown open to let out the 2,000 men she was carrying.
Many were shot as they rushed down the platform onto the lighters, and
as those in the picket boats which the River Clyde had towed, jumped
into the shallow water, they came under a storm of shot and shell,
besides which they had to force their way through three lines of wire
entanglements and a maze of trenches. The greatest bravery was shown by
all and no less than 6 VC's were gained in the undertaking.
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