ID numberART22374
Collection typeArt
TitleView in Bardia
MeasurementOverall: 39.4 cm x 43.1 cm; frame: 57.5 cm x 61.2 cm
Object typePainting
Place madeNorth Africa: Western Desert, Libya
Date made18 March 1942
Physical descriptionoil on canvas on board
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAustralian 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.