'The Mad Mile', Jezzine, Lebanon 1941
ID numberART27683
Collection typeArt
Title'The Mad Mile', Jezzine, Lebanon 1941
Measurementoverall: 160 cm x 274.5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1970
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.