Tobruk: The Dinkum Oil

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  • On 12 April 1941 Axis forces invested Tobruk.
  • The ensuing  siege was the longest in British military history.
  • It resulted in the first land defeat for Germany in World War II.
  • The first Australian Victoria Cross of the Second World War was won.
  • The defenders, who came from many nations, became known as The Rats of Tobruk.
  • During the siege the defenders published a newspaper called The Dinkum Oil.
  • This year is the 60th anniversary of the siege.
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