Relaxing before General Cosgrove arrives

Unit Special air service units
Place Middle East: Iraq
Accession Number ART92014
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 29.7 x 41.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour, black conte crayon on paper
Maker Miller, Lewis
Place made Iraq: Al Asad
Date made 24 April 2003
Conflict Iraq, 2003-2013
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Depicts a member of the Australian SAS relaxing before the arrival of General Cosgrove in Al Asad. Lewis Miller was appointed official war artist in April 2003 to document Australia's involvement in the Second Gulf war. He spent three weeks in the Middle East in Qatar with members of the Australian Defence Force and also recorded the activities undertaken by the RAN , involved in mine clearing near the Al Faw peninsula in the Persian Gulf. He also travelled to Iraq, recording the activities of the SAS at Al Asad and at Al Qusayr and on the Al Ifziiyah peninsula , accompanying them on mine clearance patrols.