Jim Price - Night arrival in Tobruk

Running time
51 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


The next morning they took us down and put us on the American [sic] destroyer and we were told we were heading for Tobruk.

Well we, on the way up, we had a submarine scare and the submarines around somewhere and you know the navy boys, they do wheelies in the sea.

That was a bit scary for a while. We pulled into Tobruk at about 11 o'clock at night I suppose and just got off and they marched us through to Tobruk. It was a bit of a shambles. You couldn't see much. It was very dark and we camped outside of Tobruk that night and the next day they took us out to the front line, out to the El Adem area, that's about the middle of the perimeter.

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