ID number ART23867
Title Airstrip at Maleme
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Greece: Crete
Date made 1945
Medium oil on canvas on plywood
Measurement Image: 40.5 cm x 45.7 cm; Frame: 48.3 cm x 54.0 cm

Description

From the hill to the south of the 'drome'. It was here that many German troops transports were landed during the attack on Crete. Troops of the 5th New Zealand Brigade strongly defended the area and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy, Crete.