|Maker||Herbert, Harold (Artist)|
|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.