ID number ART22256
Title Ambush
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Dargie, William
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1944
Medium oil on canvas on board
Measurement framed: 52.3 cm x 62 cm; unframed: 35.3 cm x 45.4 cm

Description

The enemy can set up an ambush too. Unfortunately this is only discovered as a rule when someone walks into it. The enemy set a very strong defence and ambush position just beyond Daumonia. This ambush dominated a flat stretch of road, about 400 yards long, with a high bare bank on one side and a steep drop to the river on the other. Along the whole of this piece of road there was no cover of any sort. As a result of the causalities that were suffered here, the spot was known to the troops as "Abattoir Corner", Finisterre Ranges, New Guinea.