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Tobruk 75th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 75th Anniversary Ed.) Loot Price: R209
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Tobruk 75th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 75th Anniversary Ed.): Peter Fitzsimons
Tobruk 75th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 75th Anniversary Ed.): Peter Fitzsimons

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Tobruk 75th Anniversary Edition (Paperback, 75th Anniversary Ed.)

Peter Fitzsimons

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The definitive account of when Australia's famed Rats of Tobruk they took on General Erwin Rommel, The Desert Fox. The classic story of 1941's Battle of Tobruk, in which more than 15,000 Australian troops - backed by British artillery - fought in excruciating desert heat through eight long months, against Rommel'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 extensive source material - including diaries and letters, many never published before - this extraordinary book, written in Peter FitzSimons' highly readable style, is the definitive account of this remarkable chapter in Australia's history.

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Imprint: HarperCollinsPublishers Australia
Country of origin: Australia
Release date: March 2016
Authors: Peter Fitzsimons
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 46mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 720
Edition: 75th Anniversary Ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-4607-5191-6
Barcode: 9781460751916
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Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
LSN: 1-4607-5191-4

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