ID number ART26632
Title Signing of the Syrian Armistice at Acre
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Date made 1942
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement Overall: 74.9 x 89.5 cm

Description

Depicts a group of officers at a table signing the Syrian Armistice at Acre in Palestine, 1941. General Wilson, the commander of British Troops in Palestine and Transjordan is seen at centre, with bald head. General John Lavarack, Commander of the Australian Corps is seen at extreme right of picture. General de Verdilhac, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Vichy French Army in Syria, General Catroux from the Free French Army and de Gaulle's deputy in the Levant (not identified) are in the painting. The campaign took place in Syria.