Monday 25 April 2011 by Carlie Walker. 6 comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Second World War, Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, Siege of Tobruk

Bryant's diary:  Friday 25th April 1941

We spent all day making dug-outs and erecting wire.  Our area was bombed by German aircraft but without result.  I was at company H.Q. at the time and the Sergeant-Major was pointing out to the Captain the new British bombers.  Next we heard a whistle, then a roar and the mob just dived for shelter.  A great judge he is.  More canteen goods arrived tonight with some mail.

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Monday 11 April 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Rats of Tobruk, Siege of Tobruk, Easter battle

Bryant’s Diary:  Tuesday 11th March 1941

We spent all day erecting an anti-aircraft gun pit and it wasn’t too soon.  Late this afternoon two German bombers dropped their eggs [bombs] on the hill feature behind us.  You could see them go into a dive and then would follow the roar of the exploding bomb and the subsequent column of smoke.  The Bophas opened up and both planes hedge-hopped right over our position.  One plane machine-gunned an ambulance without success.  We opened up with the Bren, but without success.

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