The Rats of Tobruk

One of the lesser know battles of World War 2, fought by a small yet stubborn force of mostly Australians in the port city of Tobruk, in Libya. Australian troops of the 9th Division, the 18th Brigade of the 7th  Australian  Division, the 18th Indian Cavalry Regiment, the British 3rd Armoured Brigade  and 4 artillery regiments.The force was some 14,000 strong with Australian troops making up half of the contingent. In august the Polish independent Carpathian Brigade and the Czechoslovak 11th Infantry Battalion. Commandered by Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead.

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