Battle Story: Tobruk 1941 (Hardback)Pier Paolo Battistelli (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 01/03/2012
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The siege of Tobruk lasted 240 days during which the `gallant garrison' of Allied soldiers, including the famous `Desert Rats' held out against constant attacks from Rommel's Afrika Korps. The battle became one of the longest sieges in British military history and a potent symbol of British resistance. To understand what happened and why - read Battle Story. * Diary extracts and quotes offer a real insight into what it was like for the Allied soldiers to live under siege * Maps highlight the adversities of the terrain and the strategic importance of the Tobruk fortress * Rare photographs place you on the frontline of the unfolding action * Orders of battle reveal the composition of the opposing forces' armies * Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battle PIER PAOLO BATTISTELLI earned his PhD in Military History at the University of Padua. A scholar of German and Italian politics and strategy of the Second World War, he has written extensively on the Western Desert Campaign. He has also written Battle Story: El Alamein 1942 for the series.
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 198 x 125 x 18 mm
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