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Description - Tobruk by Peter FitzSimons

In the early days of April 1941, the 14,000 Australian forces garrisoned in the Libyan town of Tobruk were told to expect reinforcements and supplies within eight weeks... Eight months later these heroic, gallant, determined 'Rats of Tobruk' were rescued by the British Navy having held the fort against the might of Rommel's never-before defeated Afrika Corps. Like Gallipoli and Kokoda, the siege of Tobruk is an iconic battle in Australia's military history. Under ceaseless attack from Rommel's men, the Australian defence 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741637052
ISBN-10: 1741637058
Format: CD-Audio
Imprint: Bolinda Audio Books
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: Australia

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