ID number ART24042
Title Bombed house near the air strip, Iraklion, Crete
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Places made
  • Greece: Crete
  • Greece: Crete, Heraklion
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 19.3 x 27.5 cm

Description

The town Iraklion is described in the Official War History as Heraklion. Heraklion was one of the points where German air-borne troops were landed in the invasion of Crete. The 2/14th Australian Infantry Battalion, attached to the 14th (British) Infantry Brigade, held positions near here when defending the airstrip in May 1941.