Decorating the officers' mess

Accession Number ART23244
Collection type Art
Title Decorating the officers' mess
Measurement overall: 32.5 x 38.5
Object types Drawing
Maker Friend, Donald
Date made 1945
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

At an artillery training regiment in N.S.W. The artist stated that he was "temporarily rescued from the horrors of gun drill, digging gun pits, foot-drill, rifle drill, kitchen fatigues, guards and the infernal, eternal route marches, to execute a series of murals on the walls of the training regiment. Needless to say they were pretty satirical. There was a constant stream of people, from the colonel down to the cooks, inciting one to 'do one of old so and so the time he fell in a flooded slit-trench', and so on". The incident happened at Greta, N.S.W in 1943.

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