ID numberART24043
Collection typeArt
TitleThe harbour at Iraklion
MeasurementOverall: 12.7 x 20.3 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeGreece: Crete, Heraklion
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDescribed in the Official War History as Heraklion, it was one of the points at which the German air-borne attacks were made on Crete. At Heraklion the 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion, while attached to the 14th (British) Infantry Brigade, was heavily engaged in defending the airfield against German paratroopers on 20th May 1941.