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Tobruk 1941 - Peter Cochrane

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No surrender and no retreat.

When the 9th Division of the AIF withdrew into the Libyan fortress town of Tobruk early in April 1941, a siege began that was to make its mark on the course of WWII and the popular memory of a nation.

Tobruk 1941 reveals in startling and poignant detail the facts of day-to-day life during the siege. It shows the grim work of the soldiers and anti-aircraft gunners on the front line, the ceaseless battle for the harbour, and the bravery of the photographers and journalists who covered the siege.

It illuminates in myriad ways the toughness and the resilience of the soldiers as they battled the heat, the flies, the rats, the boredom and the savagery while doing their bit to win the war.

About the Author

Peter Cochrane is a freelance writer based in Sydney. His publications invclude Australians at War and The Western Front 1916-1918.

Western Desert Offensive
The Red Line
The Gunners
The Battle for the Harbour
Bathing in a Shaving Mug
The Tobruk Ferry Service
Shooting the War
Gunner Bryant - Photo Memories
Last Out - 2/13th Battalion
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ISBN: 9780733314070
ISBN-10: 9781841760926
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: ABC Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 25.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.758