Tobruk 1941: Capture, Siege, Relief by Chester Wilmot

Tobruk 1941: Capture, Siege, Relief

byChester Wilmot

Kobo ebook | April 7, 2017

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Like Gallipoli, the coastal fortress of Tobruk in northern Africa has a special place in Australian’s war annals. For eight month in 1941 the Australian Imperial Force helped hold the besieged town against German forces that had hitherto suffered no check.

With the distinctive mix of vigour and intelligence that made him a celebrated correspondent during and after the Second World War, Chester Wilmot here tells the story of the fighting in and around Tobruk from January to December 1941. His compelling book, based on personal observation, official documents and eyewitness accounts, is given even greater impact by the use of enemy sources including extracts from the diaries of German officers.

As well as commemorating the achievement of the besieged Allied troops against the superior strength of the Germans, Tobruk gives an exceptionally readable insight into the critical North African campaign.

“Tobruk set an example of courage in the face of superior strength, of firm spirit in spite of hardship, of cheerful defiance and offensive defence.”—CHESTER WILMOT

Title:Tobruk 1941: Capture, Siege, ReliefFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 7, 2017Publisher:Arcole PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1787204499

ISBN - 13:9781787204492

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