Tobruk 1941 Paperback
by John Latimer
Edited by David Chandler
Illustrated by Jim Laurier
Part of the Osprey Campaign S. series
In March 1941, with Wavell's British troops having routed the Italians from Cyrenaica.
General Erwin Rommel amived in Tripoli to command the Deutsches Africakorps.
Over the next two years the 'Afrikakorps' and its commander would become legendary.
In his first offensive, Rommel swept across the desert, driving the British back to the Egyptian frontier and capturing much of the 2nd Armoured Division in the process.
One thom remained in his side - the vital port of Tobruk continued to resist, If it could hold out Rommel's offensive might be halted.
Wavell instructed General Morshead and his garrison of 30,000 determined Australians to hold at all cost.
The scene was set for one of the epic struggles of the desert war.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 113 colour and 72 b&w illustrations, chronology, bibliography
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 16/01/2001
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841760926