Waiting to embark for Balikpapan, Red Beach, Morotai

Place Asia: Netherlands East Indies, Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Accession Number ART25512
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall; 25.4 x 40.5cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Hodgkinson, Frank
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Island, Morotai Island
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.