The church of St George and a wounded Australian

Place Europe: Greece, Crete
Accession Number ART92789
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 35.2 x 50 cm; image: 33.2 x 48.4 cm
Object type Print
Physical description linocut on paper; edition: 1/25
Maker Winters, Michael
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 2003
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Description

The church of St George was used by the German’s as a safe house and position from which to attack the Allied soldiers. On 27 May in an attempt to take the Church and therefore destroy a threatening machine gun and observation post there were many Australian casualties.

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