ID numberART30047
Collection typeArt
TitleSyrian border
MeasurementOverall: 38.3 x 54.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionView of Ras en Naqoura, the promontory that forms the coastal point of definition between Syria and Palestine. Rounding the point at sea, are units of the British Fleet, out of Haifa Bay en route to bombard Vichy positions near Beirut. The Customs House and frontier are on top of the promontory. Vehicles on the road are of a supply column on the way to forward troop positions. White cliffs and blue sea gleaming in the bright sunshine. The Syrian operation was the first time in which the RAN, the AIF and the RAAF had all co-operated in the one operation, Palestine - Syria.