ID numberART25512
Collection typeArt
TitleWaiting to embark for Balikpapan, Red Beach, Morotai
MeasurementOverall; 25.4 x 40.5cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Frank
Place madeNetherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made1945
Physical descriptionpencil on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionAlmost immediately on arrival at Morotai, troops began to re-embark - this time on ships of the assault convoy. Day by day thousands of military personnel moved in draft onto the slowly swaying wharves. There was no bustle, no accident. Heavy field guns, flamethrower tanks(Frogs), Matildas, bulldozer tanks, motor vehicles, heavy engineering equipment went the same way - no bustle, no accident. Sketch shows bulldozer tanks and crew lined up at Red Beach, Morotai, awaiting embarkation loading.