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ID number ART30048
Title Airing blankets
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Herbert, Harold (Artist)
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, Qastina
Date made 1941
Medium watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement sheet: 45.2 x 52.6 cm


Depicts 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.