ART24481

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ID number ART24481
Title Bayonet charge, Simpang Rengam, 28th January, 1942
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1943
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement Overall: 63.4 x 82.7 cm

Description

Made by two companies of 2/30th Australian Infantry Battalion and a platoon of 2/26th Australian Infantry Battalion with the object of clearing Japanese from the area. The cathedral-like arches of the rubber trees and the redness of the ground seemed intensified symbols of war, Malaya, 1942.