Blog: Rats of Tobruk
Bryant’s Diary: Friday 27th June 1941
Cosgriff’s Diary: Friday 20th June 1941
Cosgriff’s Diary: Friday 13th June 1941
Bryant’s Diary: Friday 30th May 1941
More digging today and it was through solid rock. The weather is getting hotter. We came home by another route – past Fort Palestrino – and it was the roughest ride I’ve ever had. We were pulled out of the water in a hurry and were made to stand to in expectation of an attack which did not eventuate.
Cosgriff’s Diary: Saturday 31st May 1941
Cosgriff’s Diary: Friday 16th May 1941
Cosgriff’s Diary: Friday 9th May 1941
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.
Bryant's Diary: Friday, 18th April 1941
Today was quiet and only a little artillery was active. We got plenty of food which is pretty good. There was an issue of Egyptian cigarettes – a gift from King Farouk, but the boys didn’t go much on their flavour; they were too strong.
Cosgriff's Diary: Saturday 19th April 1941
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.