Christmas party in the sergeants' mess

Place Asia: India
Accession Number ART23198
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 21 cm x 17.8 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink with coloured wash on paper
Maker Dargie, William
Place made India
Date made 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Dargie noted of this work, "The squadron has been stood down from operations, there is Australian, possibly No 159 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, and Canadians enjoying a Christmas party, with beer to be had, and the boys who are not teetotalers, let themselves go". This drawing was reproduced in 1946 in the Australian War Memorial publication, "Victory Roll - The RAAF in it's 6th year of war", page 40, with the title of "Christmas Celebration".