ID number ART25512
Title Waiting to embark for Balikpapan, Red Beach, Morotai
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Hodgkinson, Frank (Artist)
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made 1945
Medium pencil on paper
Measurement Overall; 25.4 x 40.5cm


Almost 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.