ID numberART24067
Collection typeArt
TitleShipping at the wharf in Suda Bay
MeasurementOverall: 17.8 x 27.9 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerDargie, William
Place madeGreece: Crete
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAs seen from Suda village. The 2/2nd and 2/3rd Australian Field Regiments held positions on the outskirts of Suda during the German parachutists attack. Suda figures prominently in the defence of Crete; many troops were landed here from Greece and the Germans made determined attacks by parachutists on it. The British Navy suffered heavily in Suda Bay while defending the island and one cruiser, two destroyers and a dozen or so smaller craft were disabled and left there.