ART27683

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ID number ART27683
Title 'The Mad Mile', Jezzine, Lebanon 1941
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Dargie, William (Artist)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1970
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 160 cm x 274.5 cm

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 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 French Artillery on the Mad Mile.