From the vault

With the recent passing of Bob Semple, a friend to many of us here at the Australian War Memorial, we at Wartime wish to pay tribute to Bob and his comrades who fought against such odds and lived to tell the story – and to those who never returned.

Bob Semple

Rat of Tobruk Bob Semple at his home in Essendon. "You’ve got your complete trust and faith – implicit faith – in your mates." Photo: Leigh Henningham

Readers can re-visit the Wartime article about the siege of Tobruk which appeared in issue 49 of the magazine via the link below. Written by Peter Burness, the article covers the bravery and day-to-day life of just a few of the men who endured life under siege at Tobruk.