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Tobruk By Frank Harrison

Tobruk
by Frank Harrison

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The 'Desert Rats' defeat Rommel: ' ... an impressive book ... highly recommended.' John Pimlott, MILITARY ILLUSTRATED
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Tobruk: Birth of a legend by Frank Harrison

The 'Desert Rats' defeat Rommel: ' ... an impressive book ... highly recommended.' John Pimlott, MILITARY ILLUSTRATED

The siege of Tobruk in 1941 was the first time the British army succeeded in defeating a German army operation in World War II. Despite all the ingenuity of Erwin Rommel, the 'Desert Fox', and the bravery of his Afrika Korps, the outnumbered and outgunned British garrison held the port until a relief mission, 'Operation Battleaxe', drove back the German and Italian forces.

It was during this epic siege that 'Lord Haw Haw', the German propaganda broadcaster, coined the phrase 'Desert Rats'. He intended it as an insult, but the soldiers at Tobruk took a perverse pride in the name which became the nickname of the 8th Army in general and the 7th Armoured division in particular.

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About Frank Harrison


At the age of twenty Frank Harrison served on the signals staff during the siege of Tobruk. He was subsequently captured and spent several years as a prisoner of war in Africa, Italy, Germany and finally Czechoslovakia. Frank became an art teacher after the war and it was while teaching on an Indian reservation in Northern Canada that his writing career began.

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GOR002813107
Tobruk: Birth of a legend by Frank Harrison
Frank Harrison
Cassell Military Paperbacks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2003-01-09
352
0304362581
9780304362585
N/A
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