ID numberART30068
Collection typeArt
TitleSupply column, Haifa
Measurementoverall: 42.4 x 50.2 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts a convoy of trucks (a supply column) belonging to the Australian Imperial Force leaving Haifa (then in Palestine, now in Israel) for Syria. The broad panoramic sky combines with the sharp perspectival line of the road to produce the illusion of depth; the trucks are leaving the comfort of the port for an uncertain future. This painting is part of a series produced about the Syria Campaign of 1941. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.