Intelligence NCOs searching Japanese

Place Oceania: New Guinea
Accession Number ART26728
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 116 x 101 cm; unframed: 91.7 x 76.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Hele, Ivor
Place made New Guinea
Date made November 1944
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

This work is one of a series that depicts a patrol sequence for the 2/10 Australian Commando Squadron. The incident shown in this work is that of an Australian soldier searching the dead body of a Japanese soldier. This procedure was carried out in the hope of finding out information about the Japanese and their battle plans.