ID numberART22083
Collection typeArt
TitleAfter the battle - Waga Waga, Milne Bay
Measurementunframed: 45 x 36.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNew Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Port Moresby
Date made1942
Physical descriptionoil on canvas on composition board
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionDargie noted, "A soldier looks at a comrade's grave. Actually, this was one of three graves of prisoners who had been bayoneted by the Japanese. The graves were discovered by the patrol with which the artist was working. Around the graves of the murdered men their equipment was scattered and from one of the graves, which was very shallow, protruded a length of cord which had been used to bind the wrists of the dead men. With the knots still in it, this was taken back to Headquarters by Lieutenant Freeman, of Intelligence".