Massacre at Tobruk

The British Assault on Rommel, 1942

Peter C. Smith

By September 1942, Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps stood perilously close to breaking through to Cairo and the Nile. The Desert Fox had captured Tobruk three months earlier and turned the city into a vital Axis supply port.
Publication date:
June 2008
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
142
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811734745

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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Overview
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By September 1942, Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps stood perilously close to breaking through to Cairo and the Nile. The Desert Fox had captured Tobruk three months earlier and turned the city into a vital Axis supply port. In a desperate attempt to halt the Germans and buy time for the Allies, the British launched a daring amphibious raid on Tobruk, combining forces from the Royal Marines, Royal Navy, SAS, Long Range Desert Group, and other secret units. Boldly conceived and bravely conducted, the assault nevertheless failed with terrible losses.