ID numberART24063
Collection typeArt
TitleVillage of Platanias
MeasurementOverall: 19.4 x 27.4 cm; Image: 17.8 x 22.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeGreece: Crete
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionSketched 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.