Italian prisoners

Accession Number ART23700
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 107.2 x 137.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Hele, Ivor
Place made North Africa: Libya
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Showing some of the thousands of Italians who surrendered to the 6th Australian Division at Tobruk, on their way back to the Prisoner-of-War cage. Over 25,000 prisoners were taken on the first day and such numbers placed a great strain on the supply and transport systems on the army, Libya.