Monday 9 May 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Commemoration, Second World War, Rats of Tobruk

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 9th May 1941

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Monday 4 April 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Commemoration, Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, Siege

Bryant's Diary: Friday 4th April 1941

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Bryant’s Diary: Friday 21st March 1941

Today was one of the lousiest days I’ve put in anywhere.  The weather was terrible.  The old Sahara Desert can be very nasty when it likes.  Sand is everywhere.  A warning order has arrived ready to move by night.  It might be tomorrow night.  Information has been received that some Wogs* are signalling to aircraft by placing their camels near objectives.  We’ll have to watch them.

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Monday 7 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Commemoration, Exhibition, Second World War, Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk

Bryant’s Diary: Friday 7th March 1941

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Monday 21 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Commemoration, Exhibition, Second World War

Bryant's Diary: Friday 21st February 1941

Retired back to Wadi Chariar and took up positions in old Turkish trenches.

 

Cosgriff's Diary: Friday 21st February 1941

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Thursday 23 April 2009 by Annette Gaykema. 5 comments.
News, Personal Stories Gallipoli, Commemoration, ANZAC Day, ANZAC Cove

As we ready ourselves to commemorate ANZAC Day at the Australian War Memorial, we can gain a small insight what it was like at the Gallipoli landing. Personal diaries held by the Memorial describe what it was like landing at Gallipoli on Sunday, 25 April 1915 under the heavy fire of Turkish machine guns. Although the photos accompanying this blog post do not relate directly to the diary entries, they are able to illustrate the stories in a different way.

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Thursday 4 October 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 3 comments.
To Flanders Fields, 1917 Commemoration

The remains of five AIF soldiers will be laid to rest today with full military honours in the Buttes New British Cemetery at Polygon Wood, Belgium.  The remains were discovered by chance in September 2006 during roadwork and pipe-laying excavations near the small village of Westhoek.  This is situated in the middle of the dreaded Ypres-Passchendaele Salient where up to half a million casualties on both sides fell, of which tens of thousands were either never recovered or were unidentifiable.

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