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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Author Biography - John Latimer
Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art Connecticut, in 1978 and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields. Jim has a keen interest in military subject, both aviation and armour, and is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association. Jon Latimer lives in Swansea where he studied Oceanography, and after a varied career in environmental science now writes full-time. Jon also served for 17 years in the Temtorial Army, including an attachment to the Australian Army Reserve. He has already written Campaign 73: Operation Compass 1940 for Osprey. He is also the author of The Art of Deception in War.