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Tobruk 1941

In early 1941 Australian soldiers stormed Italy’s stronghold on the Libyan coast and took control of the port city of Tobruk. Heavily outnumbered, yet resourceful and defiant, the Australians then defended the garrison against sustained attack by German forces. For five months the ‘Rats of Tobruk’ held on, dealing a major blow to the Axis powers’ North African campaign. Tobruk 1941 is the pioneering ABC reporter Chester Wilmot’s on-the-ground account of the siege, a landmark work of war writing.

This edition comes with a new introduction by the historian Peter Cochrane.  

About the Author

Chester Wilmot was born in 1911, and studied history and law at the University of Melbourne. After working briefly as a legal clerk, he became a war correspondent for the ABC and later the BBC, working in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and New Guinea. A dynamic, innovative and sometimes controversial journalist, Wilmot reported from the...

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‘Riveting…[Tobruk 1941] brings to vivid life the battle.’

‘[Chester Wilmot is] one of the greats of Australian journalism.’

‘Wilmot effectively invented the modern method of writing contemporary military history.’

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  • Tobruk 1941
    ISBN: 9781925410693
    3 April 2017
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