Monday 28 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, 2/4 AGH, 2/17 Bn, Lecky, Bryant, Cosgriff

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 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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Monday 14 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Cosgriff's Diary: Friday 14th February 1941

Pro pace [For peace].  Only Horan and Carroll at Mass.  Lecture on Arabic – too hard for me.  Tim and Owen here for lunch.  Visited McCormack and Ronald.  Hours too long at evening meets.  Arthur Amies the only one working.  Horan filling his torch.

 

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Monday 7 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
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Cosgriff's Diary: Friday 7th February 1941

Fallen soldiers.  Letters from Aileen, Elsa, home (2), Dr Pascal. Tom missed out on mail – sent cable.  Pay day 13 pounds short.  Alex this arvo with Len.  Bath in Errington’s bath-room.  Met Sam Johnston at Windsor Hotel.  Found whereabouts of Owen Steele.  Coffee with Campbell and Honils.  Home at 12:30. 

 

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Monday 31 January 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Second World War, Tobruk, soldier, Rats of Tobruk

For the Introduction and Glossary for this blog go to:

/education/tobruk_diaries/index.asp

 

Owen Thomas Cosgriff

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Friday 18 June 2010 by Karl James. 6 comments.
Exhibitions, 1941, Tobruk Tobruk, 1941, North Africa

 

1941 was a year of battle. It was a time of victories and defeat. Australian soldiers, sailors, and airmen fought their first major battles of the Second World War in North Africa and in the Mediterranean. Australian and British troops won a series of early successes in Libya and later in Syria. But they also suffered greatly on mainland Greece and on Crete. When a rapid German offensive swept the British from Libya, all that stopped the Germans from continuing into Egypt was the defiant garrison at Tobruk.

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