ID number ART30090
Title Camouflaged artillery
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Herbert, Harold (Artist)
Place made Syria
Date made 1941
Medium watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Measurement overall: 34.8 x 54.4 cm


Depicts a 25 pounder gun camouflaged outside of Damour, Syria (now in Lebanon). Produced during the Syrian campaign and painted in July 1941. The artist wrote of the work 'Camouflaged artillery - Units of the Royal Navy and Field Artillery preparing to shell Damour a day or two prior to the armistice. The artillery is in a camouflaged position among sycamore-figs and prickly pears.' The Syrian Campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.