Syrian border

Place Middle East: Syria
Accession Number ART30047
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 38.3 x 54.4 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour on paper
Maker Herbert, Harold
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


View of Ras en Naqoura, the promontory that forms the coastal point of definition between Syria and Palestine. Rounding the point at sea, are units of the British Fleet, out of Haifa Bay en route to bombard Vichy positions near Beirut. The Customs House and frontier are on top of the promontory. Vehicles on the road are of a supply column on the way to forward troop positions. White cliffs and blue sea gleaming in the bright sunshine. The Syrian operation was the first time in which the RAN, the AIF and the RAAF had all co-operated in the one operation, Palestine - Syria.

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