ID numberART24024
Collection typeArt
TitleWreckage at naval station Eleusis
Measurementoverall: 19.3 x 27.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeGreece
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionEleusis is a village of great antiquity. Australian troops of the 6th Australian Division passed through here on their way to the evacuation beaches during the withdrawal of British forces in Greece in April 1941, although no actual embarkation took place at Eleusis. Later, German aircraft and gliders were concentrated here of the air-bourne invasion of Crete. The damage seen in the picture was caused by Allied bombing during the German occupation.