Massacre at Tobruk: The British Assault on Rommel, 1942


In the late summer of 1942, Rommels Afrika Korps stood perilously close to breaking through to Cairo and the Nile, having already taken the fortress of Tobruk. In a desperate effort to halt the Germans and buy time for the Allies, British forcesincluding the Royal Marines, Royal Navy, the SAS, and the Long Range Desert Groupattempted to storm Tobruk and destroy the Axis port there. The operation failed with terrible losses. Peter C. Smith unearths many previously unrevealed facts and highlights the bravery and endurance of ...

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