Exhibition & Open Day


Media Release

30 January 2021

The 80th anniversary of the Siege to Tobruk falls during 2021. By 10 April 1941, the German and Italian forces under the command of Lieutenant General Erwin Rommel had surrounded the Tobruk garrison which was being defended by British Commonwealth forces including more than 14,000 Australians, under the command of Major General Leslie Morshead. Along the perimeter the first shots were exchanged. The siege had begun. Heavy fighting continued for 242 days. It was an epic battle and despite heavy casualties, the Tobruk garrison was held. This was one of the longest sieges in British military history and gave rise to the legend of the mighty ‘Rats of Tobruk’.

To commemorate this special milestone, the Rats of Tobruk Association is hosting a special exhibition and open day at its historic Tobruk House (44 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Vic.).

This event will be on Saturday, 27th February from 10am to 4pm. All are welcome to attend.
For more information ring 0419 318 924 or email

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