'The Mad Mile', Jezzine, Lebanon 1941

Unit Vichy French Forces
Places
Accession Number ART27683
Collection type Art
Measurement Framed: 194 x 308.5 cm; Unframed: 160 cm x 274.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1970
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Depicts the 7th Australian Division travelling along a section of the road west of the town of Jezzine in Lebanon, which was accurately ranged along most of its length by Vichy French artillery and mortars. It was also known as the 'Mad Mile' as all traffic had to run the gauntlet to get past. The scene depicts Australian trucks under fire from Vichy French Artillery on the Mad Mile.

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