ID number ART24056
Title 2/1 Australian Infantry Battalion positions
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Greece: Crete
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 19.4 x 27.4 cm; Image: 15.2 x 25.4 cm

Description

On 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.