Monday 7 November 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, VADs

Bryant’s diary:  Friday 7th November 1941    

The shooting with the Bren was rotten and on the whole I had a cow of a day as an instructor.  I heard that the rifle shooting was pretty good.

Cosgriff’s diary:  Friday 7 November 1941

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Monday 17 October 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, nurse, 4AGH

Bryant’s diary:  Friday 17th October 1941   

The day was reasonably quiet, but our patrol duties are still very heavy.

Cosgriff’s diary:  Friday 17th October 1941

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Monday 3 October 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, night raid

Cosgriff’s diary:  Wednesday 3rd October 1941

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Monday 19 September 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, Lecky, Bryant, Cosgriff

Cosgriff’s diary:  Friday 19th September 1941

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Monday 12 September 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Rats of Tobruk, AIF staging camp

Bryant’s diary:  Friday 12th September 1941

The review went off very well and the General seemed very pleased.  I left Mughazi at about 8 o’clock on the draft.  We were mucked about a good deal at Gaza station but got away at about 12.30.

Cosgriff’s diary:  Friday 12th September 1941

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Monday 5 September 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, McPhail, respirator drill

Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 5th September 1941

I left in the afternoon on a tour of Palestine.  We reached Haifa and stayed the night.  Haifa is by far the best town or city in the Middle East.  We slept in a school.

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 5th September 1941

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Wednesday 31 August 2011 by David Gist. 4 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection, Exhibitions, 1941, Tobruk Exhibition, Second World War, Rats of Tobruk

Visitors to the Memorial’s exhibition Rats of Tobruk 1941 will have noticed the unofficial Rats of Tobruk medal presented, according to its engraving, by Lord Haw Haw. Around twenty of these medals were made at Tobruk, which illustrates one of the earliest examples of the town’s defenders reclaiming the title ‘Rat’, bestowed on them by the propaganda radio program ‘Germany Calling’. Visitors may also notice the brasso caked around the small copper rat on this medal, the result of many years of cleaning.

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Monday 8 August 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, crete

Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 8th August 1941

The camp isn’t so bad.  The surf and beach are good and it is a lazy life.  We parade for an hour in the morning and once in the afternoon for a swim.  The canteen service is good and a fair picture theatre operates.  The place improves with time.

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 8th August 1941

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Monday 18 July 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, Church Tobruk

Bryant’s Diary: Friday 18th July 1941

Another convoy from Tobruk came in.

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 18th July 1941

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Monday 11 July 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Second World War, Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, Blamey, El Kantara, hospital

Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 11th July 1941

I can get around on my own now.  I feel a bit shaky, but I’m getting stronger.  A convoy of wounded arrived from Tobruk during the night.

 

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 11th July 1941

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