Cable-laying in a jungle clearing
|Title||Cable-laying in a jungle clearing|
|Measurement||framed: 87 x 105.3 cm; unframed: 63 x 81.5 cm|
|Place made||Singapore: Changi|
|Physical description||oil on hardboard|
|Description||Before the introduction of reliable portable radios, army signallers maintained communications by telephone. As shown in this painting, the AIF had to lay the cables connecting positions.|
Murray Griffin was captured during the fall of Singapore, where he was interned at Changi prison. He arrived at Changi in February 1942 without artistic materials.