Tobruk is in Africa.
The name Rats of Tobruk was given to the soldiers that took Tobruk during the Siege of Tobruk during 1941. The weapons they used were mostly bayonets and guns that were captured.
The Rats of Tobruk - 1944 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:PG
you don't... you have to have been at tobruk during the siege!
Becasue during German propaganda radio broadcasts 'Lord Haw Haw' as called by Allied troops, would refer to the Tobruk garrison as "poor desert rats of Tobruk", mocking them and saying that they were caught like rats in a trap, and that they could not get out. When he was saying this he was specificaly refering to the Australian troops, the 9th Division and 18th Brigade. They then adopted this and became known as the 'Rats of Tobruk'.
800 Australians died out of 14,000 and many more were injured in the Siege of Tobruk.
The Rats of Tobruk was the name given to the Australian soldiers defending the port of Tobruk, in Libya. The soldiers dug extensive trenches and tunnels for defensive and offensive movement, leading to their nickname. They fought off a siege of the Afrika Corps for almost 8 full months.
They held out the siege for 8 months until relieved.
Because the renegade Lord Haw Haw of the Nazi propaganda said the Australians were rats hiding in their holes and the Australians said they were rats with very sharp teeth.
The Rats of Tobruk - 1944 was released on: Australia: 7 December 1944 UK: 1949 USA: 23 May 1951 (New York City, New York) Japan: 24 October 1956
Click on the link to your right for the weapons used.
The name came from a broadcast by William Joyce (aka Lord Haw Haw) which was from memory something like this "Ali Baba Morshead and his forty-thousand thieves... caught like rats in a trap" The 9th Division proudly accepted the title of the Rats of Tobruk. So it could be said while the inspiration was German propaganda, the bestowing of the title belongs to the original men at the siege of Tobruk. As was not uncommon an attempt to ridicule fighting men was turned into a badge of honour, and Rommel attested in his diaries that "In April 1941 Tobruk was defended by brave men."
My ROT Website is now near completion and contains some 13,500 records of Rats of Tobruk for Aussie, UK and Polish - Veterans and Fallen. The records on my ROT Website are taken from my National ROT Database. At 27/11/2017, both are works in progress - if you find errors or omissions, please contact me by email found on my Website in Contacts. Google search Rats of Tobruk Tribute. Please enjoy. Owen Carlton A Proud Nasho
It's the mark of an Australian soldier who fought in the middle east during WW2 against Rommel and the Africa Korps. Most notably for the seige of Tobruk. Google the 'Rats of Tobruk'.
Dogs do not generally attack rats. The dogs will attack rats if they feel like they are being threatened but generally, both animals will ignore each other.
North Africa: Benghazi Handicap, 2nd Battle of Tobruk or Seige of Tobruk, 1st El Alamein, 2nd El Alamein (Operation Lightfoot) Papua: Lae (Operation Cartwheel and Operation Postern), Huon Peninsula Campaign Borneo: Tarakn, Brunei and Labuan (Operation Oboe Six)
The population of Tobruk is 120,000.
If the male rat has mated with a different female then it will attack. If it has not mated they will not fight.
Tobruk is in Libya.
Hotel Tobruk was created in 1937.
The ISBN of Heroes of Tobruk is 9781741690774.
At the port town of Tobruk in North Africa.
Heroes of Tobruk has 196 pages.
as the other person said that the rats attack you from not washing your hands that is soo not true. 1) why would you even have rats in your house 2) rats dont attack for fun in fact if you bother them they will attack and they bit hard so becareful you just leave them alone and they wont do anything. But if there is a rat which is crazy and wants to attack for fun just run away. (Y) :P <3