Siege of Tobruk 1941

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Siege of Tobruk 1941

Postby sledge » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:05 am

I came across this colour Nazi film of the siege of Tobruk which is a good find for me. Riveting film from the German war effort perspective.

The Siege of Tobruk was a lengthy confrontation between Axis and Allied forces in North Africa during the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War. The siege started on 10 April 1941, when Tobruk was attacked by an Italian-German force under Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel and continued for 240 days, when it was relieved by the Eighth Army during Operation Crusader.


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1941'Colour' Nazi Propaganda Film - The Siege of Tobruk(excerpt)
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Rats of Tobruk mark 70th anniversary

Postby sledge » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:34 am

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the siege of Tobruk in which an outnumbered Aussie Force was besieged by German & Italian forces the aussies and other forces were eventually relieved by British Forces this event helped to defeat the axis forces in North Africa.

The Rats of Tobruk was the name given to the soldiers of the garrison who held the Libyan port of Tobruk against the Afrika Corps, during the Siege of Tobruk in World War II. The siege started on 10 April 1941 and was finally relieved at the end of November.
Australian troops of the Australian 9th Division and the 18th Brigade of the Australian 7th Division under Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead made up more than half of the Allied presence in Tobruk with a total strength of over 14,000 men.


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Veterans of the World War Two Siege of Tobruk are attending a service in Canberra to mark the 70th anniversary.

In 1941 Australian soldiers played a key role in defending the Libyan harbour town from German and Italian forces.

Soldiers of the garrison were dubbed rats by the enemy, a name they took on with pride.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the siege that endured for 242 days .

More than 800 Australians died during the campaign, and at the Rats of Tobruk memorial in Canberra this morning, the Minister for Veterans Affairs Warren Snowdon honoured their sacrifice, speaking of the legend of the mighty Rats.

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