Tobruk 1941

Tobruk 1941

Description

In March 1941, with Wavell's British troops having routed the Italians from Cyrenaica. General Erwin Rommel amived in Tripoli to command the Deutsches Africakorps. Over the next two years the 'Afrikakorps' and its commander would become legendary. In his first offensive, Rommel swept across the desert, driving the British back to the Egyptian frontier and capturing much of the 2nd Armoured Division in the process. One thom remained in his side - the vital port of Tobruk continued to resist, If it could hold out Rommel's offensive might be halted. Wavell instructed General Morshead and his garrison of 30,000 determined Australians to hold at all cost. The scene was set for one of the epic struggles of the desert war.

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Details

Author(s)
John Latimer, Jim Laurier, David Chandler
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 7.62mm | 365g
Publication date
25 Jan 2001
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
113 colour and 72 b&w illustrations, chronology, bibliography
ISBN10
1841760927
ISBN13
9781841760926
Bestsellers rank
43,129