Australian War Memorial×
Front line Sangar, with the 7th Light Horse
ID numberART02706
Collection typeArt
TitleFront line Sangar, with the 7th Light Horse
Measurementframed: 37 x 29.5 cm; unframed: 30.6 x 22.5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLambert, George
Date madec. 20-21 February 1918
Physical descriptionoil on wood panel
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionLambert made a brief visit to the front line, which in February 1918 passed through Nalin in the Judaean Hills, south of Jerusalem. He made two small oil studies as well as many pencil drawings of light horsemen who were occupying small fortified positions, known as “sangars”, built of rubble gathered from the rocky and inhospitable landscape. The figure on the left of the image with his left arm pointing towards the Turkish line is possibly Kenneth Joshua Hart, of the 7th Light Horse in Palestine.