Airing blankets
ID numberART30048
Collection typeArt
TitleAiring blankets
Measurementsheet: 45.2 x 52.6 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Qastina
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionDepicts a daily scene after Reveille, of the troops airing their blankets in the sun. The camp was situated near a town called Qastina which was located in what is now the called the Gaza Strip - it was totally destroyed, (in what conflict is not clear) and no longer exists. Within his Syria Campaign series, Herbert produced a sub-group of military camps. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.