ID numberART30288
Collection typeArt
TitleSound indicating equipment
MeasurementOverall: 36 x 48.5 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHerbert, Harold
Place madeEgypt: Suez Canal
Date made1941
Physical descriptiongrey pencil on wove paper
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionDepicts Australian soldiers manning a very early prototype of a radar, except that it detects radio waves. The machine would detect the approach of an airplane, allowing troops to prepare for the advent of an attack by point anti-aircraft guns in the correct direction. Drawn as part of the 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.