Tobruk 1941

  • Title: Tobruk 1941
  • Author: Chester Wilmot
  • ISBN: 9780670071203
  • Page: 319
  • Format: None
  • Tobruk Tobruk set an example of courage in the face of superior strength of firm spirit in spite of hardship of cheerfull defiance and offensive defence Like Gallipoli the coastal fortress of Tobruk in nort
    Tobruk set an example of courage in the face of superior strength of firm spirit in spite of hardship of cheerfull defiance and offensive defence Like Gallipoli, the coastal fortress of Tobruk in northern Africa has a special place in Australia s war annals For eight months in 1941 the Australian Imperial Force helped hold the besieged town against German forces that hTobruk set an example of courage in the face of superior strength of firm spirit in spite of hardship of cheerfull defiance and offensive defence Like Gallipoli, the coastal fortress of Tobruk in northern Africa has a special place in Australia s war annals For eight months in 1941 the Australian Imperial Force helped hold the besieged town against German forces that had hitherto suffered no check With the distinctive mix of vigour and intelligence that made him a celebrated correspondent during and after the Second World War, Chester Wilmot here tells the story of the fighting in and around Tobruk from January to December 1941 His compelling book, based on personal observation, official documents and eyewitness accounts, is given even greater impact by the use of enemy sources, including extracts from the diaries of German officers.

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    1. I read this book after reading Peter Fitzsimons book on Tobruk and looking at Wilmot's roll in reporting on the Australian campaign in New Guinea during World War Two. Wilmot's book is based on his broadcastes and experiences of the seige of Tobruk 1941. It is a good narrative history with some insites on the commanders and troops involved in the seige. Written during the war and first published in 1944 it does at times appear to lean toward propaganda. It does represents a uniquely Australian v [...]

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    2. ‘Riveting…[Tobruk 1941] brings to vivid life the battle.’Age‘[Chester Wilmot is] one of the greats of Australian journalism.’Peter FitzSimons‘Wilmot effectively invented the modern method of writing contemporary military history.’John Keegan‘It’s not true that time preserves the best books. It’s often neglectful…Wilmot was with the Australian and British troops at Tobruk, during its capture and after. He takes you onto the battlefield: describing sappers dismantling land mi [...]

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    3. I don’t usually read military history, but I couldn’t resist this latest release in the Text Classics series. Tobruk 1941 interests me because The Offspring had a great-uncle who was a Rat of Tobruk. Uncle Doug Allan, who died in 1985, was a gentle, kind-hearted soul, generous to a fault and with the typical laconic Aussie sense of humour, but this apparently ordinary Aussie Bloke was also a hero, the like of which we’ll never see again.Early in 1941, Australian troops captured Tobruk from [...]

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