|Measurement||Sheet: 39.1 x 57.1 cm; Image: 35.4 x 38.6 cm|
|Object type||Work on paper|
|Physical description||pencil with brush and wash, heightened with white on paper|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||July 1941|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Designed to be published in a daily newspaper, this drawing depicts a sea mine representing Japan, floating in the Pacific Ocean. Rays are visible behind the mine, so that the image is similar to the Japanese Rising Sun battle flag. It was made about five months before the Allied nations declared war on Japan, and reflects the atmosphere and sense of impending conflict that was building in regards to Japanese military activity in 1941.