ID number ART22027
Title top image: Operation in progress at 2/3 CCS, Beirut ; bottom image: not titled [Beirut street scene]
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Beirut Tripoli Area, Beirut
Date made 8 January 1942
Medium pen and ink on paper
Measurement overall: 49.9 x 37.4 cm; top image: 24.2 x 19 cm

Description

The top image is dated 8 January 1942 and was drawn in Beirut. It shows a scene from the 2/3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, where a surgeon, assistant and anaesthetist (all unidentified) are performing a surgical procedure in an improvised theatre. The bottom image shows an Australian soldier lighting the cigarette of a Lebanese man. Next to them is a monkey, a man playing a drum and a woman.