Battle Story: Tobruk 1941 Hardback
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: 01/03/2012
- Category: Military history
- ISBN: 9780752468785