Signing of the Syrian Armistice, Acre, 12 July 1941
ID numberART22221
Collection typeArt
TitleSigning of the Syrian Armistice, Acre, 12 July 1941
Measurementoverall: 56 x 75.2 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeFrench Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Syria
Date made1941
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts a group of officers at a table signing the Syrian Armistice at Acre in Palestine, 1941. General Wilson, the commander of British Troops in Palestine and Transjordan is seen at centre, with bald head. General John Lavarack, Commander of the Australian Corps is seen at extreme right of picture. General de Verdilhac, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Vichy French Army in Syria, General Catroux from the Free French Army and de Gaulle's deputy in the Levant (not identified) are in the painting. The campaign took place in Syria.