Charge of the 2nd Infantry Brigade at Krithia

Accession Number ART09558
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 130.8 cm x 238.1 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Location Main Bld: First World War Gallery: The Anzac Story: Gallipoli
Maker Wheeler, Charles
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Late in the afternoon of 8 May 1915, at half an hours notice, the Australian and New Zealand troops received orders to attack the village of Krithia to the south of the Anzac area. Moving across a thousand metres of open plain against intense fire the attackers lost over a third of their number. Depicts a landscape scene of the 2nd Infantry Brigade leaving Tommy's Trench to cross No Man's Land towards the Turkish village of Krithia, urged on by the Brigade Commander General McCay. Krithia can be seen in the background.