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[[ Read Epub ]] ¼ Tobruk î The numbernon fiction bestseller More than , copies sold What we have, we hold Motto of Australia sth BattalionIn 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 , in which than 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 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 mateshipDrawing 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 historyForeword by Manfred Rommel The story itself is amazing The writing, not so much I just can t get into the style of FitzSimons The slang and colloquialisms become a bit too much after a while I get that he s trying to make it vivid and accessible, I m just not sure it works Still, I knew very little about Tobruk prior to reading this, so I m grateful to have learnedabout this incredible battle and the courage of the soldiers involved. A great book Shines a light on Australia s relationship with Britain Not a friendly one at times.Can t sayThis will spark an interest in this theatre of operations and the reader MUST prepare the ground with Osprey Publishing books beforehand Focus on the British offensives in particular Rommel and the Germans are treated with sympathy right word and FitzSimons saves his disdain for the Italiens This is a man who won t drive a Ferrari Excellent book on the early years of World War II in the Middle East I have read several works on the Middle East, but most were dealing with the Middle East after the U.S became involved with Operation Torch FitzSimons obviously spent many hours researching his subject and does an excellent job writing the story of the Australia involvement in Tobruk and the overall Middle East campaign Highly recommended for anyone interested in World War II I had no idea of Australia s involvement in in WW2 Africa and Europe The personal stories of the free spirit of the troops and their courage and strength was an inspiration to read A great listen.