ID numberART24056
Collection typeArt
Title2/1 Australian Infantry Battalion positions
MeasurementOverall: 19.4 x 27.4 cm; Image: 15.2 x 25.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeGreece: Crete
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionOn a spur overlooking the airstrip at Rethymnon (or Retimo) showing the mountains to the south east. Very bitter fighting between an Australian infantry battalion and the German parachutists took place here in May 1941 when the Germans were repulse with heavy casualties.