Blown bridge, Litani River

Accession Number ART30057
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 40.2 x 52.4 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour over pencil heightened with white on paper
Maker Herbert, Harold
Place made Syria
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


Depicts a ruined bridge over Litani River, near Marjayoun, Syria (now located in Lebanon). The bridge was blown up by retreating Vichy French forces. The artist wrote: "a serviceable low level bridge has been constructed some hundred yards or so below the bridge - which was a one-span structure of interesting design." This painting is part of the artist's Syrian Campaign series. The campaign involved Australian troops, mostly from the 7th Division, fighting alongside allied troops against the Vichy French in Syria and Lebanon.