ID numberART23970
Collection typeArt
TitleRoad and trees near Velvendos
MeasurementOverall: 12.7 x 22.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeGreece
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionVelvendos is on high ground overlooking the Aliakmon River at the point where the three battalions of 16th Australian Infantry Brigade were in 1941, ferried across the river in a punt guided by a wire rope by seven sappers under Lieutenant S.H. Cann and Corporal D.G Smeal, all of 2/1st Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers. The operation took 14 hours and after the last platoon of the 2/3rd Australian Infantry Battalion crossed the river, Corporal Smeal sank the punt and led the last men up the hill to Velvendos, Greece.