ID numberART24035
Collection typeArt
TitleThe pier at Kalamata
MeasurementOverall: 27.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Image: 19.5 cm x 32.5 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place made
  • Greece
  • Greece: Peloponnese, Kalamata
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionShowing a British destroyer moored in the distance. Kalamata was one of the evacuation points for the withdrawal of British forces from Greece. Nearly 9,000 Australians had been evacuated when the Germans entered the town and captured the harbour. However, New Zealanders and some Australians counter-attacked and regained the wharf and that night (28-29th April 1941) another 330 were embarked.