ART26529

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ID number ART26529
Title Withdrawal from Parit Sulong
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1946
Medium oil on hardboard
Measurement overall: 93.5 cm x 81.1 cm

Description

Australian soldiers withdrawing from Parit Sulong on the Muar River during the defence of Malaya and Singapore. A scene typical of many in the fight down the Peninsular. Troops, being cut off by Japanese infiltration, breaking up into small groups and making their way as best they could back to their own lines, very muddy and disillusioned.