Tobruk

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by spidge, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Great story Charles.
     
  2. steve barnett

    steve barnett Junior Member

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    These pics are the "Mad Hatters" 152 Battery hockey team-Harry Barnett front row far left. A Breda gun in Tobruk harbour and German prisoners under Aussie guard (perimeter).
     
  3. penance

    penance Member

    Hi Steve,
    fantastic pictures.
    My grandfather was in 153 battery, I also have a photo album.
    Let me know if you would like to share pictures.
    Andy
     
  4. steve barnett

    steve barnett Junior Member

    Hi Penance,

    Yes, that would be fantastic. I have a feeling many of your pictures will be the same as mine ie from the same source. However, there may be some on both sides that are unique.
     
  5. penance

    penance Member

    I think you may be right but some of yours already are photos I've not seen.
    I have most in an album on facebook, do you have a facebook account?
    Obviously I can send some higher res ones if you wish.

    Shall we take this to pm and exchane email details etc?
     
  6. steve barnett

    steve barnett Junior Member

    Yes Andy, sounds good. No I don't have a facebook account, but e-mails will be excellent- I'm pleased you seem to know how to do this!
     
  7. penance

    penance Member

    Steve you have a pm.
     
  8. steve barnett

    steve barnett Junior Member

    I was looking at the Pathe film recommended by Bodston and noticed a bit in one of the other films "Defenders of Tobruk" at 6:51, this looks like it might be the disastrous luftwaffe attack on the gun sites in April '41. You can see the batteries firing from their emplacements and shows the stukas attacking. You never know with film editors, but there are shots of downed axis planes possibly from the same attack? This was a black day for the Hatters and they lost many men and guns during this attack.
     
  9. penance

    penance Member

    Steve is that the attack where a Matador with ammo took a hit next to one of the pits?
     

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