Trench art Christmas greeting : 2/5 Infantry Battalion, AIF

Place Oceania: Australia, Northern Territory
Accession Number REL31839
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Trench Art
Physical description Wood; Paint; Metal
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Northern Territory
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Trench art outline map of Australia (less Tasmania) sent to his mother by a member of 2/5 Infantry Battalion, AIF. The timber map is is missing the top 1 cm of Cape York, and is hand painted in gold with the words 'XMAS A.I.F Greetings 1943 MOTHER Northern Territory LOVE VIN'. A small painted representation of a colour patch (red over black on a grey background) which appears to be an inverted representation of the 2/5 Battalion colour patch is in the centre of the map. On the reverse is a stand made from a section of black painted wire bent into a 'Z' shape, the top arm of which passes through a folded metal hinge.

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