ID numberART30090
Collection typeArt
TitleCamouflaged artillery
Measurementoverall: 34.8 x 54.4 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeSyria
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.