On Shaggy Ridge
ID numberART21329
Collection typeArt
TitleOn Shaggy Ridge
MeasurementOverall: 22.8 cm x 30.5 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date madeMarch-May 1944
Physical descriptionpen, ink and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionPen and ink sketch, intended to inform a larger painting later, of four Australian soldiers. One man is in a stretcher, with one attending to him, while two others are walking up the ridge. Dargie noted:
"Soldiers, with one of the Pimples very much blasted by artillery and mortar fire in the background. One of the misconceptions which should be removed from the public mind, is the impression that the battle for Shaggy Ridge was a battle for a Pimple. There were three of these features ---- First, Intermediate and Green Sniper Pimples. In addition there were several other smaller ones along this knife-edge".