ID number ART24035
Title The pier at Kalamata
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Places made
  • Greece
  • Greece: Peloponnese, Kalamata
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 27.8 cm x 40.6 cm; Image: 19.5 cm x 32.5 cm

Description

Showing 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.