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The Relief of Tobruk

List of Illustrations

List of Illustrations

Men of 19 Battalion pass a Matilda of 4 Royal Tanks at Ed Duda after the link-up with Tobruk British Official
Following page 150
Ceremonial parade at Baggush before the battle British Official
A chilly autumn swim at Baggush NZ Army
A relief model of the battle area J. C. White collection
New Zealanders and Indians extend the desert railway NZ Army (M. D. Elias)
Fifth Brigade drives towards the frontier R. W. S. Stone collection
Crossing the frontier wire British Official
A Divisional Cavalry Bren carrier pauses in muddy going inside Libya R. J. Loughnan
Crusader tanks advance across scrubland G. Silk (AIF)
An armoured-car patrol British Official
A desert convoy led by a Stuart tank G. Silk (AIF)
An early conference in Libya J. C. White collection
A quick meal during a halt in the advance NZ Army
Valentines of 8 Royal Tanks drive past New Zealand field guns NZ Army
New Zealand Bofors crew ready for action at dawn, 22 November 1941 J. B. Hardcastle
Sidi Azeiz G. H. Levien
Fort Capuzzo D. A. Hawkins
C Squadron, 8 Royal Tanks, with 6 Brigade J. B. Hardcastle
An ‘88’ is towed away from Gambut by a ‘half-track’ as 4 Brigade arrives, 23 November F. England
Men of 20 Battalion move past Valentines of A Squadron, 8 Royal Tanks, near Bir el Chleta, 24 November 20 Battalion collection
An early batch of German prisoners NZ Army
The Blockhouse C. N. D'Arcy
The ‘Mosque’ at Sidi Rezegh J. M. Mitchell
An artillery signals truck in action NZ Army
Infantry of the Tobruk garrison advance in the break-out battle British Official
German prisoners on Belhamed on 26 November J. S. Harper
Major-General R. M. Scobie confers with his predecessor, Major-General L. J. Morshead, on taking command of the Tobruk garrison British Officialpage x
Following page 150
Tobruk, an aerial mosaic looking south-eastwards towards the main battlefield at Sidi Rezegh
A and B Companies of 19 Battalion pass 4 Royal Tanks in a thrust from Ed Duda to link up with 6 Brigade, 27 November British Official
Lieutenant-Colonel S. F. Hartnell of 19 Battalion greets Brigadier A. C. Willison of 32 Army Tank Brigade at Ed Duda British Official
Brigadier H. R. B. Watkins of 1 Army Tank Brigade confers with Lieutenant-Colonel W. G. Gentry after a Stuka raid J. C. White
Brigadier L. M. Inglis, commanding 4 Infantry Brigade NZ Army
Following page 358
Marked map captured with General von Ravenstein on 29 November J. C. White collection
15 Panzer Division bears down on 6 Brigade at Sidi Rezegh, 30 November A. S. Frame
Closing in on 6 Brigade A. S. Frame
General Freyberg speaks by wireless to 30 Corps J. C. White
A portée of L Troop in action on 1 December A. B. Gordon
Smoke over Belhamed, 1 December J. C. White
Belhamed, 1 December J. C. White
A blazing Signals truck on Belhamed NZ Army
Guns of 4 Field Regiment prepare for anti-tank action after Belhamed is lost F. T. Allan
Retreat from Zaafran, 1 December J. C. White
New Zealand vehicles enter Tobruk C. J. Boland
Lieutenant-General Sir Alan Cunningham, first commander of Eighth Army British Official
Lieutenant-General C. W. M. Norrie, GOC 30 Corps British Official
Bardia British Official
Sollum from the air G Branch war diary
A Vickers gun of 4 MG Company in action at Menastir with 22 Battalion G. Silk (AIF)
Scene of fierce fighting outside Bardia British Official
The turret of a Matilda tank holed by a German anti-tank gun British Official
Transport under fire in the lee of an escarpment G. Silk (AIF)
A corner of the captured MDS near Point 175 20 Battalion collection
The prisoner-of-war compound after Bardia fell British Officialpage xi
Following page 358
A Bofors being manhandled up an escarpment on the way to Gazala G. Silk (AIF)
Stuka raid on transport near Gazala British Official
Italians captured in the Gazala line march past a Vickers gun British Official
A New Zealand 25-pounder firing in the Gazala battle G. Silk (AIF)
Lieutenant-General N. M. Ritchie British Official
Lieutenant-General A. R. Godwin-Austen, GOC 13 Corps Imperial War Museum
Major-General W. H. E. Gott, GOC 7 Armoured Division British Official
General Auchinleck congratulates General Freyberg after the campaign British Official
General Rommel seated on a German armoured truck, February 1942 Imperial War Museum
General Bastico, C-in-C of the Italian High Command in North Africa Associated Press
Major-General von Ravenstein, GOC 21 Panzer Division British Official
Major-General Neumann-Silkow, GOC 15 Panzer Division
Major-General Suemmermann, GOC 90 Light Division