Patrolling outside the Tobruk wire

19th August 1941: A day time observation point is discovered by the Germans

Tank commander Captain Rea Leakey had only just arrived in Tobruk in the last minutes before the Germans completed their encirclement. He had then taken part in the early tank battles to defend the besieged garrison.

As the siege progressed there was no fuel for his tank. As "life without …

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