General Sir Thomas Daly interviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Bob Breen: Experiences of the Siege of Tobruk, 1941

Place Africa: North Africa, Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Accession Number S01613
Collection type Sound
Measurement 1 hr 34 min
Object type Oral history
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; AGFA PEM 369; 7 1/2 ips/19 cm.s; 5 inch; stereo
Maker Daly, Thomas Joseph
Breen, Robert John
Date made 15 June 1992
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use

Tape 1: Defence of Tobruk; Easter attack by Germans; next attack 1 May, 1941; attempt to capture Hill 209 from Germans; Germans attack perimeter posts; failed attack by Australians; lessons learnt; Major General Moreshead's plan for Australian counter attack; withdrawal. Tape 2: Relief of troops in the line; 'Operation Battleaxe'; departure from Tobruk; change over with Polish Brigade; sailing to Alexandria on HMAS Napier; sent to staff school in Haifa; Leslie Moreshead; lessons learnt from Tobruk experiences; influences on leadership style.