View in Bardia
|Title||View in Bardia|
|Place made||North Africa: Western Desert, Libya|
|Date made||18 March 1942|
|Medium||oil on canvas on board|
|Measurement||Overall: 39.4 cm x 43.1 cm; frame: 57.5 cm x 61.2 cm|
Australian troops are walking along the cliff line, with town of Bardia in the background. Dargie recalled, "Situated on towering cliffs with the blue Mediterranean as a background, this town [Bardia] though shattered by war, is still one of the loveliest in Libya". This work was painted only a matter of weeks after the Australian forces had retaken it from the enemy.