RATS of TOBRUK - Allied
Allied Forces (UK, & Indian Cavalry) Served with Australian Troops, at Tobruk, Libya, during the Siege of Tobruk, for 241 days, from April 10 to December 7, 1941.
Allied Forces (Polish & Czech) took over from Australian Troops in August, 1941 and the Australian Troops (except for 2/13 Battalion, 20 Brigade, 9th Division) left Tobruk between August 17 and October 26, 1941 and returned to Palestine for Rest, Reinforcements and further Training.
2/13 Battalion were not able to leave Tobruk, because their ship was bombed by German Stukas and they were not able to embark. They continued to fight through till the end on the Siege.
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