AN AUSTRALIAN MEDIC SITS IN MUD

AN AUSTRALIAN MEDIC SITS IN MUD
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Battle of Lone Pine 


This painting, entirely in my ‘signature Dot Art’ shows overwhelming grief of an Australian Army Medic sitting in mud with devastation all around after the infamous battle of Lone Pine at Gallipoli.

The Battle of Lone Pine (also known as the Battle of Kanlı Sırt) was fought between Australian and Ottoman Empire forces during the First World War between 6 and 10 August 1915. Part of the Gallipoli campaign, the battle was part of a diversionary attack to draw Ottoman attention away from the main assaults against Sari BairChunuk Bair and Hill 971, which became known as the August Offensive. The Australians, initially at brigade strength, managed to capture the main Ottoman trench line from the battalion that was defending the position in the first few hours of the fighting; however, the fighting continued for the next three days as the Ottomans brought up reinforcements and launched numerous counterattacks in an attempt to recapture the ground they had lost. As the counterattacks intensified the Australians brought up two fresh battalions. Finally, on 9 August the Ottomans called off any further attempts and by 10 August offensive action ceased, leaving the Australians in control of the position. Nevertheless, despite the Australian victory, the wider August Offensive of which the attack had been a part failed and a situation of stalemate developed around Lone Pine which lasted until the end of the campaign in December 1915 when Allied troops were evacuated from the peninsula.


Above: The Military Cemetery today at Lone Pine, Gallipoli

*The Lone Pine battlefield, named for a solitary Turkish Pine that stood there at the start of the fighting, was situated near the centre of the eastern line of the Australian and New Zealand trenches around Anzac Cove.


Medium: Acrylic Paint on Canvas (Framed).

 

Painted: 2014 

 

Size: 85 cm x 67 cm X 3.5 ( Original Not For sale)

Sale Price: PRINTS ONLY $US250.00 (UNFRAMED)

 

Thomas Smith Art©2015

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 27 April, 2015.