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The Resource Tobruk : fiercely stand or fighting fall, David Mitchelhill-Green

Tobruk : fiercely stand or fighting fall, David Mitchelhill-Green

Label
Tobruk : fiercely stand or fighting fall
Title
Tobruk
Title remainder
fiercely stand or fighting fall
Statement of responsibility
David Mitchelhill-Green
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Tobruk was one of the greatest Allied victories - and one of the worst Allied defeats - of the Second World War. The eight-month long 1941 siege - a defiant stand by the so-called 'Rats of Tobruk' - captured the world's attention. Conversely, the fall of Tobruk in June 1942 came a shock to the Allies in the wake of Japan's entry into the war and a string of defeats in the Far East. It rocked the foundation of Winston Churchill's premiership, revived the flagging hopes of the German people and fanned the flames of Arab unrest. It furthered Rommel's ascendency and marked a turning point in Anglo-American relations and the fight against Nazi Germany. Tobruk: Fiercely Stand, or Fighting Fall presents a new perspective - asking why the remote fortress successfully fought off repeated attacks in 1941, before tragically falling to Rommel's Axis forces in just 24 hours in mid-1942. It begins with Italy's invasion of Ottoman-held North Africa in 1911, before introducing key individuals - Rommel, Mussolini and Morshead - to examine how their WWI service shaped later events. From Mussolini's ill-fated invasion of Egypt in September 1940, the book explores the capture of Tobruk in January 1941 by the Australian 6th Division, the ensuing siege of its sister 9th Division, and the fortress' disastrous capitulation
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL:PDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchelhill-Green, David
Dewey number
940.54231
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Tobruk, Battles of, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Tobruk : fiercely stand or fighting fall, David Mitchelhill-Green
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-419) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069344283
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781922488442
Lccn
jb2021060231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Stock number
NLApp95373
System control number
(OCoLC)1259594813
Label
Tobruk : fiercely stand or fighting fall, David Mitchelhill-Green
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-419) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069344283
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781922488442
Lccn
jb2021060231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Stock number
NLApp95373
System control number
(OCoLC)1259594813

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