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A park commemorates Australian and Allied servicemen who fought in the Siege of Tobruk in North Africa during World War Two.
The Siege of Tobruk was a confrontation that lasted 241 days between Axis and Allied forces in North Africa during the Western Desert Campaign of World War Two. The siege started on 10 April 1941, when Tobruk was attacked by an Italo–German force under Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel and continued for 241 days up to 27 November 1941, when it was relieved by the Allied 8th Army during Operation Crusader.
The “Rats of Tobruk” was the name given to the soldiers of the garrison who held the Libyan port of Tobruk against the Afrika Corps during the Siege.
The garrison, commanded by Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead, consisted of the 9th Australian Division (20th, 24th, and 26th Brigades), the 18th Brigade of the 7th Australian Division, four regiments of British artillery and some Indian troops.
|Address:||Helen Street, Tobruk Park, Ulverstone, 7315|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -41.156482|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-April-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||27-November-1941|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 8th April, 1984|
This memorial plaque is dedicated to those who served in Tobruk during the seige April 1941 - December 1941
And to those members of the 2nd A.I.F. who fell in the line of duty and now rest in the desert sands of Libya
May they rest in peace
This park is dedicated to the memory of those who fought and died during the Siege of Tobruk April 10th - December 7th 1941
Dedication service was conducted by Rev E L White April 8th 1984