ID numberART24042
Collection typeArt
TitleBombed house near the air strip, Iraklion, Crete
MeasurementOverall: 19.3 x 27.5 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place made
  • Greece: Crete
  • Greece: Crete, Heraklion
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionThe 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.