Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Daly KBE CB DSO (Ret): Service in early years of the Second World War, interviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Robert (Bob) Breen

Accession Number S01610
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 30 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; AGFA PEM 369; 3 3/4 ips/9.5 cm.s; stereo; 5 inch
Maker Daly, Thomas Joseph
Breen, Robert John
Breen, Robert John
Date made 11 May 1992
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Status to be assessed

Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Tape 1: 2/10 Battalion departs England for Middle East in November 1940; battalion in Colchester on protective duty; activities on ship during voyage to middle east; Leslie Morsehead; arrived new years eve in Alexandria; camped at Ikingi Maryut; training in desert warfare; capture of Tobruk; taking of village/Fort of (Jerabub?); transporting Italian prisoners back to Ikingi Maryut. Tape 2: Being Brigade Major on operations and exercises; structures and procedures of brigade headquarters staff; preparations for defence of Tobruk; attack by Germans on Tobruk; breakthrough at Hill 209; Australians counter attack; Germans resist and counter attack peters out; poor communications and direction of Australian counter attack along the German line contribute to failure of attack.