H.M.A.S. Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942

H.M.A.S. Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942
Murray Griffin
H.M.A.S. Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942

oil on hardboard
63.4 x 81.9cm
ART24483

Griffin was captured during the fall of Singapore in February 1942 and spent the remainder of the war in Changi prisoner-of-war camp. This picture was painted as a result of a conversation in Changi with survivors from the Perth, sunk in the Sunda Strait, off Java, two weeks after Singapore fell.