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ID number ART23152
Title Intelligence personnel searching Japanese dead
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay
Date made November 1942
Medium charcoal on paper
Measurement Overall: 54.6 x 63.5 cm


Two Australian intelligence personnel are pictured searching the decaying bodies of dead Japanese. Dargie noted, "The most gruesome task for Intelligence Personnel is the searching of dead bodies of the enemy for information".