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Tobruk: The Birth of a Legend
A member of the signal staff during the siege of Tobruk tells the compelling tale of how the "desert rats" defeated Rommel, giving Britain her first victory over a German operation in World War II. Though outnumbered and outgunned, the British garrison held the port until the relief mission arrived. During this epic siege, a German propaganda broadcaster coined the phrase ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Cassell
(first published January 1st 2003)
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An account of the battles around Tobruk in 1941, by a participant. Read while the 2011 battles in Libya are going on. Tobruk, which is in the far eastern region of Libya is well under rebel control. But in 1941 Tobruk was a significant port for either the Axis or the Allies. While Rommel was sweeping across North Africa from west to east, he was limited by availability of supplies, so the Allies were determined to hold onto this port, as a thorn in his side. The book recounts his attempts to tak ...more