ID number ART22376
Title Bofors Gun on the hilltop
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Artist Dargie, William
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1942
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement overall: 39 cm x 42.2 cm; framed: 57.5 cm x 61.3 cm x 2.9 cm

Description

Two soldiers standing on the ridge of a hilltop in New Guinea. A Bofors Gun is beside them, while storm clouds fill the sky above. Dargie noted, "Manned by Americans. One of the smaller ack-ack guns which finally discouraged low flying Zeros which came over to straf".