Battle Story: Tobruk 1941

Battle Story: Tobruk 1941

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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 battle

PIER 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 18mm | 258.55g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752468782
  • 9780752468785
  • 461,775

About Pier Paolo Battistelli

Pier Paolo Battistelli is a scholar of German and Italian politics and strategy throughout World War II. His titles include Erwin Rommel, Panzer Divisions, and Rommel's Afrika Korps.
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