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Narratives from North Africa : South African prisoner-of-war experience following the fall of Tobruk, June 1942
(Historical Association of South Africa, 2011-11)
South African prisoners of war (POWs) captured at Tobruk in June 1942 experienced similar events and conditions. All shared a feeling of shock at becoming POWs and all of them had to deal with extremely difficult living ...
Changing attitudes among South African prisoners of war towards their Italian captors during World War II, 1942-1943
(Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Military Science (Military Academy), 2012)
The Battle of Sidi Rezegh in November 1941 and the fall of Tobruk in June 1942 were disastrous for South Africa. At Sidi Rezegh, the entire 5th South African Infantry Brigade was lost and at Tobruk the following year more ...
A sudden sickening sensation : South African prisoner-of-war experience on board the San Sebastian, December 1941
(Historical Association of South Africa, 2018)
During the Battle of Sidi Rezegh on 23 November 1941, a large number of volunteers from the Union Defence Force (UDF) was taken prisoner by Axis forces. Between 2 000 and 2 500 of these men were transported to Italy on ...