ID number ART24043
Title The harbour at Iraklion
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Greece: Crete, Heraklion
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 12.7 x 20.3 cm

Description

Described 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.