The Resource Tobruk

Tobruk

Label
Tobruk
Title
Tobruk
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The number 1 non-fiction bestseller. More than 100,000 copies sold! 'What we have, we hold' MOttO OF AUStRALIA'S 2/17tH BAttALION In the tradition of his bestselling Kokoda, Peter FitzSimons, Australia's most beloved popular historian, focuses on one of the seminal moments in Australian history: the Battle of tobruk in 1941, in which more than 15 000 Australian troops - backed by British artillery - fought in excruciating desert heat through eight long months, against Adolf Hitler'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-fl ung 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. Foreword by Manfred Rommel
Summary
In the heart of WWII, when Hitler turned his attentions to conquering North Africa, a distracted Allied force could not give its all to the defence of the city of Tobruk in Libya. So the job was left to the roughest, toughest bunch they could muster. This book presents the story of this incredible battle against the might of Hitler's Afrika Korps
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302317
Cataloging source
NOV
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FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
940.54231
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Tobruk
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6b41c992-2cd8-4a07-b5a8-f986f7ef42a4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780732291563
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Tobruk
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6b41c992-2cd8-4a07-b5a8-f986f7ef42a4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780732291563
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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