ID number ART30068
Title Supply column, Haifa
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Herbert, Harold
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made 1941
Medium watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement overall: 42.4 x 50.2 cm

Description

Depicts 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.