Still stuck in Tobruk
2nd July 1941: Besieged by the Germans in the Libyan desert with little water
Tobruk remained the focus of the struggle in North Africa. If Rommel could clear the obstacle the way was clear for an assault on British Egypt - and the vital Suez canal.
But a stubborn force of 14,000 Australian and 10,00 British troops remained to garrison the besieged port. All their supplies had to com…