By early August, Sir Ian Hamilton, Allied field commander, was determined to launch a further offensive to break the deadlock. A fresh landing on 6 August at Suvla Bay behind the Turkish front line was intended to occur in concert with attacks from the Anzac sector and a diversionary attack from Helles.
Multiple attacks were to be launched from Anzac sector. The Australian 1st Infantry Division assaulted the ridge at Lone Pine, experiencing rare Allied success in the campaign. Hill 971 was to be attacked by the Australian 4th Infantry Brigade and an Indian brigade, but the attack stalled in the rugged terrain. Subsequent attempts to continue the assault were defeated with heavy casualties. At Chunuk Bair, the New Zealand Infantry Brigade attack stalled short of the peak on the morning of 7 August, only reaching the peak the following morning. However, the New Zealanders subsequently held the peak for two days in the face of fanatical Turkish counter-attacks. Meanwhile, the attack by the Australian 3rd Light Horse Brigade on the Nek became a disaster. The attack was scheduled to occur on the 8 August in conjunction with an expected supporting attack by New Zealanders after they had captured Chunuk Bair. The attack was ordered to proceed even-though the New Zealanders were still battling for Chunuk Bair.
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Turkish counter-attacks re-captured most of the Allied gains of the August offensive. At Chunik Bair, the New Zealanders spent two days capturing the peak, and two days defending it. The New Zealanders were relieved by British forces who were subsequently driven off the peak by a further Turkish counter-attack. At Suvla, the British landings were met with resistance which delayed the British advance out from the beach-head until the main Turkish counter-attack could be launched. The British forces were driven back to the beach.