Recreation in the forward hold of USS Jefferson Davis

Accession Number ART22412
Collection type Art
Measurement unframed: 40.7 x 45.9 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on plywood
Maker Hodgkinson, Frank
Place made At sea
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


7th Australian Division troops aboard USS Jefferson Davis, en route from the Australian journey to Balikpapan for the amphibious assault landing operation Oboe 2'. Troops were crammed onto all manner of ships making their own amusement to pass away the monotony of the two or three weeks at sea in uncomfortable conditions. In this picture troops can be seen playing cards in the for'ard hold of this Liberty ship.