I have seen Tobruk, along with so many of the other 1960s war movies, quite a lot when I was a child. I always found the action scenes and the soundtrack really compelling. At that time, I didn't really care about the story. After having seen it for the first time since many years, this hasn't really changed. The story still lacks any depth, but does that matter when you have pre-Hannibal George Peppard, Rock Hudson and the always towering Nigel Green on a secret mission to blow up Rommel's fuel supply in Tobruk?
This movie never reaches the level of other 1960s war movies like The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Dirty Dozen (1967) or Where Eagles Dare (1968), but it's nonetheless quite entertaining and the action set pieces - especially during the last half hour - are still spectacular.