Tobruk

Tobruk The Birth of a Legend - Cassell Military Paperbacks

Paperback (09 Jan 2003) | English

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Synopsis

The 'Desert Rats' defeat Rommel: ' ... an impressive book ... highly recommended.' John Pimlott, MILITARY ILLUSTRATED

The siege of Tobruk in 1941 was the first time the British army succeeded in defeating a German army operation in World War II. Despite all the ingenuity of Erwin Rommel, the 'Desert Fox', and the bravery of his Afrika Korps, the outnumbered and outgunned British garrison held the port until a relief mission, 'Operation Battleaxe', drove back the German and Italian forces.

It was during this epic siege that 'Lord Haw Haw', the German propaganda broadcaster, coined the phrase 'Desert Rats'. He intended it as an insult, but the soldiers at Tobruk took a perverse pride in the name which became the nickname of the 8th Army in general and the 7th Armoured division in particular.

Book information

ISBN: 9780304362585
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.5423
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 310g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 24mm