Attack by 2/24th Battalion, El Alamein at night, 25-26 October 1942

Place Africa: North Africa, Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), El Alamein Area, El Alamein
Accession Number ART27821
Collection type Art
Measurement Length 3130 mm Height 1890 mm Depth 111 mm Weight: 38kg (Framed)
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Dargie, William
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1973
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Attack on Fig Orchard, El Alamein campaign, Egypt 1942. 'C' Company of the 2/24th Battalion is seen under fire on its start line prior to the attack, with the 2/48th Battalion holding Trig 29 at left of the painting. Former officers 'Ted' (EP), Harty (OC 'C' Company) and Bill Mollard (OC 'A' Company) collaborated with the artist in preparing the original sketch and checking it for military accuracy.