ID number ART24021
Title Australian rear guard positions on hills above Kreikouki
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Greece
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 27.8 cm x 39.8 cm [irreg]; Image: 23 cm x 36.8 cm [irreg]

Description

Kreikouri is named as "Erithrai" in the Official War History. The covering force at Erithrai on 22nd April 1941 consisted of the 4th New Zealand Infantry Brigades, 2/3rd Australian Field Regiment of Artillery, 2/8th Australian Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, one company of 2/1st Australian Machine Gun Battalion and an Australian Anti-Tank Battery. The force held the position, as ordered, until the night of 26th April and then withdraw to the evacuation beach.