ID number ART30297
Title Damascus
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Herbert, Harold
Place made Syria
Date made 1941
Medium grey pencil on paper
Measurement overall: 31.6 x 48.8 cm

Description

Depicts Sultan Selim Mosque in Damascus, probably after the Battle of Damascus. This was the final conflict in the Syria-Lebanon campaign, in which Allied forces took the city from the Vichy french on 21 June 1941. The scene is one of a peaceful town nestled in a valley. The Syrian Campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.