Capture of Mont St Quentin
|Title||Capture of Mont St Quentin|
|Maker||Leist, Fred (Artist)|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Measurement||overall: 122.3 cm x 245 cm; framed: 152 cm x 275 cm x 14 cm|
Depicts Australian soldiers (17th Battalion) and German soldiers in a captured German trench on the flank of Mont St. Quentin. The 17th Battalion colour patch, diamond shape and horizontally divided black over green, is clearly visible on a number of the Australian soldiers in the foreground. A barbed wire fence, surrounded by red poppies, runs off into the middle distance, and artillery barrage can be seen on the summit of Mont St Quentin in the background.