FitzSimons, Peter

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Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 9780732286316
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 2008
In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcement and supplies within eight weeksà

Eight months later, these heroic, gallant, determined æRats of TobrukÆ were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of RommelÆs never-before-defeated Afrika Corps.

Like Gallipoli and Kokoda, the Siege of Tobruk is an iconic battle in AustraliaÆs military history. Under ceaseless attack from RommelÆs men, the Australian defense held strong.

In Tobruk, Peter FitzSimons relates the personal histories and stories not only of the men who defended the garrison against the German onslaught but of The Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel, and the powers back in both Berlin and Britain.
ID: 17990
Code: HC000947