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Back from Tobruk
Croswell Bowen
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Back from Tobruk

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In 1941 photographer Croswell Bowen joined American Field Service volunteer ambulance drivers and served alongside the British Eighth Army during World War II. As the war continued to escalate, he would have his mental, emotional, and physical well-being tested beyond anything he ever imagined. "Back from Tobruk" is the remarkable account of one man s journey across a worl ...more
Unknown Binding, 249 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Potomac Books (first published November 1st 2012)
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Meg - A Bookish Affair
World War II is still one of my very favorite periods of history to read about. I will read just about anything that I can find on WWII. Admittedly most of what I have read seems to focus on the European fronts during the war. I am always happy to find books that talk about the other fronts in the war. I am also always happy to find more books written by people who were actually there and actually experienced all of the various events discussed in a book. I think you get a better taste of histor ...more
Christine Staszko
Bowen’s story is unique and I don’t think it’s something that should be left untold or unread. It’s only a two hundred page book with some interesting pictures that show you a different side to WWII. It’s easy to read and I would recommend checking it out if you had the time and inclination, especially if you love anything involving WWII. However, it would probably not be my go-to recommendation for a next read.

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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
A great look back at one man's journey during the war and the photos he took and people he met during that time.
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