Acre - Australians passed this way!
ID numberART30092
Collection typeArt
TitleAcre - Australians passed this way!
MeasurementOverall: 34.2 x 53.8 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeBritish Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made1941
Physical descriptionwatercolour over pencil, heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAcre - Australians Passed this Way. The bay and town of Acre through which Australian troops passed during their advance towards Beirut. It was in this ancient town that the Armistice Convention was arranged at the Sydney Smith Barracks on 12 July 1941. In the foreground beneath the trees, are mute and empty witnesses to the fact that Australian soldiers paused here for a rest, a cooling draught and a smoke.'