ID number ART24050
Title View looking East from the airstrip, Iraklion
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Dargie, William
Place made Greece: Crete
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 12.7 x 25.4 cm

Description

In the Official War History, the town of Iraklion is referred to as Heraklion. Bitter fighting took place across this scene when the German paratroops invading Crete in May 1941, were met by the 14th (British) Infantry Brigade Group to which were attached the 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion.