ID number ART30288
Title Sound indicating equipment
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Herbert, Harold (Artist)
Place made Egypt: Suez Canal
Date made 1941
Medium grey pencil on wove paper
Measurement Overall: 36 x 48.5 cm

Description

Depicts 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.