ID number ART23861
Title Harbour and Pier, Heraklion
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Greece: Crete
Date made 1945
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 40.5 x 45.7 cm

Description

One 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.