H.M.A.S. Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942

H.M.A.S. Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942 H.M.A.S. Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942 ART24483


Murray Griffin

H.M.A.S. Perth fights to the last, 28th February, 1942


oil on hardboard

63.4 x 81.9cm

ART24483

Griffin was captured during the fall of Singapore in February 1942 and spent the remainder of the war in Changi prisoner-of-war camp. This picture was painted as a result of a conversation in Changi with survivors from the Perth, sunk in the Sunda Strait, off Java, two weeks after Singapore fell.