Battle Story: Tobruk 1941, Hardback Book


The siege of Tobruk lasted 240 days during which the `gallant garrison' of Allied soldiers, including the famous `Desert Rats' held out against constant attacks from Rommel's Afrika Korps. The battle became one of the longest sieges in British military history and a potent symbol of British resistance.

To understand what happened and why - read Battle Story. * Diary extracts and quotes offer a real insight into what it was like for the Allied soldiers to live under siege* Maps highlight the adversities of the terrain and the strategic importance of the Tobruk fortress* Rare photographs place you on the frontline of the unfolding action* Orders of battle reveal the composition of the opposing forces' armies* Packed with fact boxes, this short introduction is the perfect way to explore this important battlePIER PAOLO BATTISTELLI earned his PhD in Military History at the University of Padua.

A scholar of German and Italian politics and strategy of the Second World War, he has written extensively on the Western Desert Campaign.

He has also written Battle Story: El Alamein 1942 for the series.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9780752468785



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