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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publisher Place: Sydney
Publisher Year: 2009
Edition: Reprint

Description: 689 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The No.1 non-fiction bestseller returns with new illustrations'What we have, we hold' MOttO OF AUStRALIA'S 2/17tH BAttALION In the tradition of his bestselling KOKODA, Peter FitzSimons, Australia's most beloved popular historian, returns in this deluxe illustrated edition to one of the seminal moments in Australian history: the Battle of tobruk in 1941, in which more than 15 000 Australian troops - backed by British artillery - fought in excruciating desert heat through eight long months, against Adolf Hitler's formidable Afrika Korps. During the dark heart of World War II, when Hitler turned his attention to conquering North Africa, a distracted and far-flung Allied force could not give its all to the defence of Libya. So the job was left to the roughest, toughest bunch that could be mustered: the Australian Imperial Force. the AIF's defence of the harbour city of tobruk against the Afrika Korps' armoured division is not only the stuff of Australian legend, it is one of the great battles of all time, as against the might of General Rommel and his Panzers, the Australians relied on one factor in particular to give them the necessary strength against the enemy: mateship. Drawing on new and even more extensive source material - including diaries and letters, many never published before - this extraordinary book, written in Peter FitzSimons's highly readable style, and now lavishly illustrated, is the definitive account of this remarkable chapter in Australia's history. Foreword by Manfred Rommel.

ISBN: 9780732289546

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