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So up the Derne road we go, leaving Tobruk behind us, Jerry frying instead of us. The RAF had knocked about...

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On the 12th, we put to sea from Alexandria with the cruiser HMS Carlisle, two other Hunt-class destroyers,...

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We will stop about half a mile out from Tobruk, and land the commandos in two waves from small boats, one...

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For two days we pummelled away at the Italian and Libyan troops, holed up in their little desert outposts....

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They watched waves of German Stuka bombers blasting a route through the final minefield and the troops...

Gun Team plus Terrier: Near Tobrukicon for Recommended story

I can't give dates for these events as we only knew the year days and time were all one daylight and...

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I had only gone a few hundred yards when I heard the anti-aircraft guns down at Tobruk harbour open up and...

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The Siege of Tobruk, by Charles W Blanks In drab army lorries we drove past the waves, 'Til we entered...

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The rapid retreat by the 8th Army from El Agheila was christened 'The El Agheila Handicap'. The...

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