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Koja Chemen Tepe

Also known as: Hill 971.

A Sketch Map To illustrate the Battle of Sari Bair. — The area represented is about 5,400 yards by 3,000 yards. The distance from the mouth of the Sazli Beit Dere to the Apex is approximately 2,300 yards; and about 3,700 yards to the top of Hill 971 Looking towards Koja Chemen Tepe (Hill 971) from Chunuk Bair. — Hill Q is the high ground to the right The Apex and Chunuk Bair. — These photographs were taken after the Armistice in 1918, and clearly show the distinction between Chunuk Bair and Hill 971, which was 1,400 yards away. No British Troops ever got on to Koja Chemen Tepe (or Hill 971). When New Zealanders say they were on “the top of 971,” they mean “the ridge of Chunuk Bair.” Hill Q is about 600 yards from the highest point of Chunuk Bair. Koja Chemen Tepe is 800 yards further on than the crest of Q The Promised Land: The Country behind Koja Chemen Tepe


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