Monday 28 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Bryant’s Diary: Friday 28th March 1941

We took up our position and we caught a couple of donkeys to carry most of our heavy gear up.  It is definitely impossible to dig in so we just cut out the middle of bushes to sleep in.  We do our own cooking and there are plenty of rations.  Away to the left are Bengasi and Benina and can only just be seen.  Our only problem is the carriage of water.  The Senoussi here seems friendly and offer us eggs and milk.

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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 14 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. 3 comments.
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Bryant’s Diary:  Friday 14th March 1941

I had a cow of a night last night.  The wind became very strong and my eyes, ears, mouth and nose became choked with sand.  I spent all day making a dug out for myself.  It can do anything now.  As a matter of fact we had a shower of rain today, but it was only slight.  Still no more air raids.

Bryant’s Diary:  Saturday 15th March 1941

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Monday 7 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
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Bryant’s Diary: Friday 7th March 1941

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Monday 28 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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For information on the locations mentioned in this blog entry, see the Eastern Mediterranean map in chapter 1, page 5 of the Second War official histories:

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Bryant’s Diary: Friday 28th February 1941

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Monday 31 January 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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For the Introduction and Glossary for this blog go to:

/education/tobruk_diaries/index.asp

 

Owen Thomas Cosgriff

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