ID number ART24047
Title View of Iraklion air-strip
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Greece: Crete
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 15.2 x 22.8 cm

Description

Iraklion is described in the Official War History as Heraklion. View of the airfield as seen from the east. The 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion, while attached to the 14th (British) Infantry Brigade, defended the airfield against attacks by German paratroops and glider-borne troops during the German invasion of Crete in May 1941.