ID numberART23861
Collection typeArt
TitleHarbour and Pier, Heraklion
Measurementoverall: 40.5 x 45.7 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeGreece: Crete
Date made1945
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionOne of the ports in Crete at which survivors from Greece landed, including a boat-load of Australians. Heavy fighting took place for the town and determined attacks by German paratroops were repulsed. Eventually units of the Royal Navy evacuated the defenders when it was found imperative to withdraw from the island, Crete.