ART30298

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ID number ART30298
Title Mosques and minarets, Damascus
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Herbert, Harold (Artist)
Place made Syria
Date made 1941
Medium pencil on wove paper
Measurement overall: 45.4 x 30.2 cm (sight)

Description

Depicts mosques in Damascus, after the city was taken from the Vichy French by Allied forces. The Battle of Damascus was the final conflict in the Syria-Lebanon campaign, and ended on the 21 June 1941. This drawing is part of a series produced about the Syria Campaign of 1941. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.