ID number ART23981
Title top image: Kokkenokharion; bottom image: Roadside fountain
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made Greece
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement sheet: 27.8 x 40.7 cm; top image: 8.6 x 15.9 cm [irreg]; bottom image: 16.0 x 23.4 cm [irreg]

Description

top image: View from the 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion positions near Tempe, Greece; bottom image: a scene at a natural fountain by the roadside near Tempe. It was from positions near this spot that the 2/2nd Australian Infantry Battalion, together with New Zealand units, inflicted heavy losses on a determined German tank attack during the withdrawal of British forces from Greece in 1941.