|Title||Burnt out oil tanks, Balikpapan|
|Measurement||sheet: 32.2 x 44 cm [irregular]; image: 31.6 x 40.6 cm [irregular]|
|Date made||7 August 1945|
|Copyright||Copyright expired - public domain|
Burnt out oil tanks, Balikpapan
The pre-landing bombardment and strafing of the 7th Australian Division wrought such damage that for some distance there could be seen nothing but ruined buildings, blackened coconut plantations and charred ground. This picture shows some of the oil tanks, whose metal had been wrapped into fantastic shapes and burned to strange colours by the heat, Borneo.