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The number 1 non fiction bestseller More than 100000 copies soldWhat we have we hold–Motto of Australia's 217th 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 1941 in which than 15 000 Australian troops backed by British artillery fought in excruciating desert heat through eight long months against Adolf Hitler's A great book Shines a light on Australia s relationship with Britain Not a friendly one at timesCan t say This 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

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Tobruk By Peter FitzSimons

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 A compelling but not too heavy read about the Australians in Tobruk Historical research is amazing with personal stories from both stories as well as home Fitzsimons describes the horror mateship and human spirit really well with a sprinkling of humour throughout I feel really well informed on the events of Tobruk now

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Formidable Afrika Korps During the dark heart of World War II when Hitler turned his attention to conuering 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 I was hoping this book would provide some insight into the experiences my Grandfather had as a Rat of TobrukOverall it was an excellent book well researched and provided a great depth of information on the operations in North Africa during WWII My only disappointment was that the book only focuses on a few of the battalions that were at Tobruk it would have been great if all of them had been researched although I understand that this would have been a huge undertaking for the author and his research assistants


10 thoughts on “Tobruk By Peter FitzSimons

  1. says:

    A great book Shines a light on Australia's relationship with Britain Not a friendly one at timesCan't say This w

  2. says:

    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 US became involved with Operation Torch FitzSimons obviously spent many hou

  3. says:

    I had no idea of Australia's involvement in in WW2 Africa and Europe The personal stories of the free spirit of

  4. says:

    Having had a grandfather in the Ninth division on of the Rats of Tobruk I was keen to pick this up as soon as I heard ex rugby bloke and journo Fitzsimmons was working on itThe book covers the lead into the war in North A

  5. says:

    I was hoping this book would provide some insight into the experiences my Grandfather had as a Rat of TobrukOverall it was an excel

  6. says:

    The sweeping nationalistic generalisations and folksy anecdotes are at best distracting and at worst misleading for anyone interested in anything other than a superficial overviewIf you are a person who would otherwise not have taken an interest in this critical period in Australian military history then Fitzsimon's book may hold some appealFor everyone else there are so many better books than FitzSimons' on t

  7. says:

    A compelling but not too heavy read about the Australians in Tobruk Historical research is amazing with personal stories from both stories as well as home Fitzsimons describes the horror mateship and human spirit really well with a sprinkling of humour throughout I feel really well informed on the events of To

  8. says:

    I can't rate this book high enough and not because I'm Australian The defense of Tobruk in the second world war was the first time that the German juggernaut was stopped with their blitzkrieg style of warfare Peter FitzSimons narrative is gr

  9. says:

    A MUST read for all Australians Fascinating heartbreaking uplifting incredibly informative and well researched I cannot recommend this

  10. says:

    The story itself is amazing The writing not so much I just can't get into the style of FitzSimons The slang and collouialisms become a bit too much after a while I get that he's trying to make it vivid and acces