The Rats of Tobruk follows the story of Omar, a Bedouin boy living in the desert near Tobruk, a port city in Syria during WW2. Omar and his people struggle to survive as the desert war rages around them. When Omar’s parents are taken away to a concentration camp, he goes to the port city of Tobruk and befriends two Australian soldiers, Bluey and Albert, who bake bread for the troops. They let Omar sleep by the warm baking ovens at night, and Omar helps them bake bread during the day. Enemy forces relentlessly attack the Australians, and when Bluey goes missing while out on a dangerous patrol, Omar uses all his Bedouin skills to try to find his friend in a hostile desert occupied by enemy soldiers.
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