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

Description

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".