Drawing inside Fort Khiam
|Title||Drawing inside Fort Khiam|
|Maker||Herbert, Harold (Artist)|
|Medium||pencil on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 31 cm x 48.6 cm; image: 21 cm x 29.2 cm|
Fort Khiam (or Al Khiam), previously part of Syria, is now within the borders of Lebanon. It has been the site of so many occupying armies from different nations that its name means tents in Arabic. Before the allies took it, the fort was occupied by the Vichy French, and written on the gate is 'Khiam / 3EME Compagnie'. The Syrian Campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.