ART30076

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ID number ART30076
Title Gaza Ridge Camp
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: 43 x 52.6 cm

Description

Depicts an encampment at Gaza Ridge, with the town of Deir Suneid in the distance. The artist writes 'Part of Gaza Ridge camp (Kilo 89) - new trenches on the site of old Turkish earthworks.' This was produced as part of the artist's Syrian Campaign series. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.