In the cage at Bari, Italy

Accession Number ART34781.001
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 22.8 x 29.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Comber, Albert
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Shropshire
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A pencil drawing of an Australian pilot meeting an old friend just in from the desert cages. POWs caught in North Africa were often transported to several poorly-equipped camps before being transported from Tripoli to Italy; many of the prisoners were underfed and exhausted by the time that they arrived in camps such as Bari, on the Italian coast.