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Tobruk - Our Desert Stronghold

Series

Series Name
Pathe Gazette

Issue

Issue No.
41/77
Date Released
25 Sep 1941
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Tanks for Russia
  2. 2King George of Greece in Britain
  3. 3Mr Churchill Receives Five French Boys
  4. 4USS North Carolina - Firing Trials
  5. 5Important Announcement!
  6. 6Tobruk - Our Desert Stronghold

Story

Story No. within this Issue
6 / 6
Summary
So complete is our occupation and defence that British ships now come openly into Tobruk harbour, which still houses the relics of Italian vessels. The streets in the town are gradually crumbling away under constant enemy air attacks. There is Admiralty House, though not quite the same as the one in Whitehall, and nearby the office of "The Tobruk Truth", the garrison’s own daily news-sheet, and a one-time Italian hospital now being used for our own casualties. The entire defensive system is below ground in caves. From sunken gun positions the artillery opens up on the enemy and an Italian oil dump goes up.
Keywords
Ships and boats; Health and medicine; Weapons; Navy; Casualties; Military
Locations
Libya; Tobruk
Length of story (in feet)
377
Story extras:
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Notes
Pathe now also handles the Reuters Historical Collection, which includes the British Paramount, Empire British, Gaumont Graphic and Gaumont British newsreels.
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