ID number ART24038
Title View of Alikarnassos and Iraklion
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made Greece: Crete
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 17.8 x 25.4 cm

Description

Iraklion (or Heraklion) in left distance, and Nea Alikarnassos right in distance, as seen from positions held by 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion in May 1941 when attached to the 14th (British) Infantry Brigade. According to local report, the Australians trapped German paratroops in the cornfield in the foreground and killed them by setting fire to the crop.