April 26, 2021

Rats of Tobruk

The siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days in 1941, where Allied defenders; mainly consisting of the Australian 9th Division, held out against multiple Axis attacks. Nazi propagandist 'Lord Haw-Haw' derisively referred to the garrison as the "rats of Tobruk". The Australian defenders reclaimed the name as a badge of pride.

A small Australian flavoured vignette for ANZAC Day 2021. For my non-Aussie friends: in Australia we commemorate those fallen in war on the anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) landing at Gallipoli; April 25th, every year.

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