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The Resource The longest siege : Tobruk, the battle that saved North Africa, Robert Lyman

The longest siege : Tobruk, the battle that saved North Africa, Robert Lyman

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The longest siege : Tobruk, the battle that saved North Africa
Title
The longest siege
Title remainder
Tobruk, the battle that saved North Africa
Statement of responsibility
Robert Lyman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beginning on 10th April 1941, and lasting for 240 days, the siege of Tobruk is a mesmerising tale of human endurance and heroism. It is an epic story of extraordinary resilience as the Libyan port's 24,000 defenders met increasingly desperate attempts by Rommel's Panzer divisions to break through the hurriedly thrown-up defences. It was a battle of bayonets and grenades against tanks, of David versus Goliath. The eventual allied victory came against overwhelming odds, plus the morale sapping knowledge that the defenders were surrounded on one side by the sea, and on the other by Hitler's men and machines. Tobruk was defended in the main by the Australian 9th Division, followed by the British 70th Infantry Division who then linked up with the advancing 8th Army
  • Military history
Summary
Beginning on 10th April 1941, and lasting for 240 days, the siege of Tobruk is an epic story of extraordinary resilience as the Libyan port's 24,000 defenders met increasingly desperate attempts by Rommel's Panzer divisions to break through the hurriedly thrown-up defences. This title deals with this battle
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336035
Cataloging source
WLB
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Lyman, Robert
Dewey number
940.5423
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Tobruk, Battles of, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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Tobruk, the battle that saved North Africa
Label
The longest siege : Tobruk, the battle that saved North Africa, Robert Lyman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2009
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 297-300
Contents
Mussolini's bid for the Nile--Wavell's riposte--Benghazi handicap--Rommel's first strike--Summer battles--Siege rats--Relief-in-place--Ed Duda
Control code
000046220534
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxv, 309 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780330510813
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)477260254
Label
The longest siege : Tobruk, the battle that saved North Africa, Robert Lyman
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2009
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 297-300
Contents
Mussolini's bid for the Nile--Wavell's riposte--Benghazi handicap--Rommel's first strike--Summer battles--Siege rats--Relief-in-place--Ed Duda
Control code
000046220534
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxv, 309 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780330510813
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)477260254

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