ID number ART24063
Title Village of Platanias
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: 17.8 x 22.8 cm


Sketched from the main road between Canea and Maleme on the northern coast of Crete. It was from this village that the New Zealand counter-attack on Maleme airfield jumped off, on the night of 21-22nd May 1941. In this action 2nd Lieutenant C.H. Upham of the 21st New Zealand Battalion won his first VC, later winning a Bar to it in North Africa in July 1942.