Join us at week's close to honour those who have served and sacrificed so that we may enjoy our lives of relative peace, comfort and freedom.
Each Sunday we pause to remember a different event from Australia's military history. We remember the men and women who took part in those events, and the lives lost or forever changed.
Today we remember the Australian withdrawal from Tobruk in August 1941. Besieged in the city since April, the majority of Australian personnel were replaced by British, Polish and Czechoslovakian forces between 19 and 29 August. The determined defence of Tobruk cost the Australians over 3,000 casualties, but earned them the nickname 'Rats of Tobruk'.
This service will be live streamed.
- Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
Reviewed 02 July 2021