Members of the 2nd AIF Railway Construction Company building a railway from Beirut to Tripoli, Lebanon in record time

Place Middle East: Lebanon, Beirut
Accession Number ART92874
Collection type Art
Measurement image: 36 x 48 cm; sheet: 42 x 57.2 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil, watercolour on paper on card
Maker Emery, James
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian soldiers constructing a railway in rocky, mountainous country. In the foreground seven men work with crowbars and hammers. As the railway line recedes into the distance, many more Australian's from the railway construction company can be seen working on the line. The railway line seems to have been cut into the side of a mountain, and is bordered on the other side by a body of water. Clouds drift through a blue sky above this imposing landscape.