Tobruk: The Great Siege Reassessed

3.33 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781854093615: Tobruk: The Great Siege Reassessed

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Frank Harrison
Published by Arms & Armour (1996)
ISBN 10: 1854093614 ISBN 13: 9781854093615
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arms & Armour, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1854093614

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Frank Harrison
Published by Arms & Armour (1996)
ISBN 10: 1854093614 ISBN 13: 9781854093615
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arms & Armour, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111854093614

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Harrison, Frank
Published by Arms & Armour
ISBN 10: 1854093614 ISBN 13: 9781854093615
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Arms & Armour. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1854093614 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1704087

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds