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08-June-2012
08-June-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the 56th anniversary of the siege of Tobruk during World War Two.

The Siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days in 1941, after Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila in Operation Sonnenblume against Allied forces in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) of the Second World War.

Location

Address:300 Waterdale Road, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre, Heidelberg , 3084
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755725
Long: 145.047069
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 8th August, 1996
Front Inscription

     Victorian Branch  
Rats of Tobruk Association

A Similar Fig Tree To The One Planted Here
Was A Prominent Landmark Within
The Defence Perimeter Of Tobruk 1941.

This Plaque Commemorates
The 56th Anniversary Of The Siege Of Tobruk

Unveiled At
Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre  
8 August 1996

State President : R Bollard

Melbourne President : E Evans

Source: MA,RSLV,SKP
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