Altogether in WW2, over 50,000,000 people were killed, murdered or executed. 360,000 of them were Czechoslovakians. On the side of Allies, there was 50,000 of Czechoslovakian volunteers fighting for liberation of their home country. 1,800 of these participated on the tough fights in North Africa. On all battlefields, 7,790 of these soldiers died in combat.
The movie Tobruk is in high esteem dediacted to all Czech and Slovak veterans, as well as the home ressistance. But mainly to members of the Czechoslovak infantry regiment 11 - "Eastern", who on the fall of 1941, side to side with their British, Australian, Polish and Southafrican comrades, defended a strategically important harbor against German and Italian units, the last that was controlled by the Allies, in the North of Lybia - TOBRUK.
You can tell which photograph is original and which one is from the film only by the color...
And I was lucky enough to see the ceremonial preview yesterday night.