ID number ART23817
Title Ambush of the enemy at night
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made New Guinea: Huon Peninsula, Ramu River Finisterre Ranges Area, Finisterre Ranges
Date made March - April 1944
Medium pen, ink and wash on paper
Measurement Overall: 20.3 x 25.4 cm


A sketch that recalls a patrol by B Coy of the 57/60th Australian Infantry Battalion when they were ambushed by the Japanese and forced to take to the bush, and regain their lines by a long detour. During the course of this, they heard the Japanese coming and set an ambush which trapped seven of the enemy.