Tobruk -- the longest siege in British military history -- as seen from the eyes of one of its survivors. In a compelling mixture of personal memoir and historical analysis, Frank Harrison provides valuable new insights into this important event of WW II. He does full justice to the part played in the breakout by the 70th British Division, an action which ended the stalemate and the invincibility of Rommel.
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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.Review:
The author, himself a signalman at the battle, has supplemented his first-hand experiences with extensive primary source-materials, producing a unique account to set the record straight, enhancing some reputations and correcting others in the process. Rommel's generalship, in particular, is examined in detail with some conclusions reached which may surprise many readers. Written in highly readable style, with photos, good maps, the usual notes and bibliography; useful appendices with Orders of Battle, and good index. Highly recommended for WWII readers, and essential for students of the North African campaign. --By A Customer
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Book Description Arms & Armour, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1854093614
Book Description Arms & Armour, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111854093614
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