Rats of Tobruk story

In March 2016, in the lead-up to the 75th Anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk, five veterans of the siege shared their reflections with the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Paired with actuality footage and photographs, these reflections cover their first impressions of Tobruk, living conditions, and the experience of being under fire by both artillery and aircraft.

Around 14,000 Australians served in Tobruk in 1941. The stories presented in this short film provide just a glimpse of a myriad of experiences of those who served.

Last updated: 24 January 2019

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DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) (2019), Rats of Tobruk story, DVA Anzac Portal, accessed 24 January 2022, https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/stories-service/veterans-stories/rats-tobruk-story
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