The Longest Siege Tobruk. The Battle That Saved North Africa

Lyman Robert

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Ltd
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: First Edition

Description: 309 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. A Mesmerising Tale Of Human Endurance And Heroism.

Publishers Description: Beginning on 10th April, 1941, and lasting 240 days, the siege of Tobruk is a mesmerising tale of human endurance and heroism, as the Libyan port's 24,000 defenders met increasingly desperate attempts by Rommel's Panzer divisions to break through the hurriedly thrown-up defences. It was a battle of bayonets and grenades against tanks, of David versus Goliath. The eventual allied victory came against overwhelming odds, plus the morale-sapping knowledge that the defenders were surrounded on one side by the sea, and on the other by Hitler's men and machines. Tobruk was defended in the main by the Australian 9th Division, followed by the British 70th Infantry Division. By December 1941 Rommel had been beaten and forced to withdraw his forces from Cyrenaica. The siege was lifted and the exhausted, gallant defenders able to march out in triumph.

ISBN: 9781405039499

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