Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright

ID number ART94180.005
Title Merdjayoun & Fort Khiam
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Frank (Artist)
Place made Syria
Date made 1941
Medium pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
Measurement sheet: 37.4 cm; image: 27 x 37 cm


This work was painted from the police post near Metulla and shows the vastness of the surrounding countryside. In the distance on the far left the barracks at Merdjayoun can be seen atop a hill. To the right on a hill is Fort Khiam. These were both important points in the 7th Division's advance towards Beirut. These two high points create the valley leading to the distant mountains.