ID number ART24045
Title British positions near the air-strip, Iraklion
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Greece: Crete, Heraklion
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 10.16 x 17.8 cm


Sketched at the town of Iraklion, also known as Heraklion. Showing the positions of the 14th (British) Infantry Brigade during the attack on the airfield by German parachutists and glider-borne troops in May 1941. The 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion was attached to this Brigade and held positions in the distance near two hills similar shape and which they nicknamed "The Charlie".