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Siege of Tobruk Plaque
Siege of Tobruk Plaque
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A plaque commemorates those who served in the Siege of Tobruk 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 the Second World War. The siege started on 11 April 1941, when Tobruk was attacked by an Italo–German force under Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel and continued for 240 days up to 27 November 1941, when it was relieved by the Allied 8th Army during Operation Crusader.

Australian troops of the Australian 9th Division and the 18th Brigade of the Australian 7th Division under Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead made up more than half of the Allied presence in Tobruk with a total strength of over 14,000 men.



Address:Passage & Shore Streets, Cleveland, 4163
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.525349
Long: 153.279673
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2004
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Dedicated To The Memory Of All Members Of The AIF Who Served In The Siege of Tobruk

April To December 1941


Dedicated By Redlands Rats of Tobruk Association

Source: MA
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