Battin' the breeze (Sergeant Frederick Nielsen (USAAF) and Private Sam Brook (Australian))
|Title||Battin' the breeze (Sergeant Frederick Nielsen (USAAF) and Private Sam Brook (Australian))|
|Artist||Hodgkinson, Roy Cecil|
|Place made||Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin|
|Medium||crayon on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 68.2 x 52.6 cm|
Depicts Sergeant F. K. Nielsen, 9 Fighter Squadron USAAF on the left chatting with Private Sam Brook, returned for Middle East, Darwin. The objective of this drawing was to capture a typical American GI and typical 'digger'. The American phrase 'battin' the breeze' was a colloquial reference to having a chat. The two soldiers pictured had never met before posing for Hodgkinson, smoking Lucky Strike cigarettes.