Mitcham shows us clearly the flow of the battles that lead up to the fall of Tobruk. This book covers Rommel's start in Africa until the takeing of Tobruk in 1942. It's a shame it does'nt go further. It provides vivid detail at the tactical level.
Mitcham shows us clearly the flow of the battles that lead up to the fall of Tobruk. Luck, both good and bad, on one side then the other, constantly influences the outcome of the many engagements. Differing styles of command, failures of intelligence, or failing to respond in a timely manner to good intelligence all played a role during the Gazala battles. I read almost all of it in one night. The maps are drawn out well to follow.
Rommel's Greatest Victory book. In May of 1942, Erwin Rommel, already famed as the "Desert Fox, " launched an audacious campaign against the British forces defending the road to Alexandria, the Suez canal, and the oil-rich Middle East. The prize was Tobruk, the most important port along the Libyan coast east of Tripoli, the Axis base of operations.
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Erwin Rommel was already known to Allied servicemen as the Desert Fox before he launched his drive for Tobruk in the spring of 1942. World War II began on 1 September 1939, when Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht (armed forces)-spearheaded by a handful of vaunted panzer divisions-invaded Poland. True to their treaty obligations, the British declared war on the Third Reich on 3 September, and the French followed suit a few hours later.
The Fall of Tobruk : The Desert Fox's Greatest Victory Spring 1942. Erwin Rommel and Fritz Bayerlein near Bir Hakeim May 1942 the southwest flank of the Gaza Line
The Fall of Tobruk : The Desert Fox's Greatest Victory Spring 1942. In December 1941, events thousands of miles away quickly exerted a tremendous influence on the war in North Africa. Japan's attack on Singapore and other territories in the Far East forced the British to divert men and material earmarked for the war in the desert of North Africa. Erwin Rommel and Fritz Bayerlein near Bir Hakeim May 1942 the southwest flank of the Gaza Line. Once around Bir Hakeim Rommel would have flanked the Gazala Line and strike the British forces from the rear.
This book is a detailed study of the battle for Tobruk in spring 1942
This book is a detailed study of the battle for Tobruk in spring 1942. All the days between May 26th and June 21th are described and analyzed. The British action against the Italians in 1940-41 is covered briefly. Everything is now set up for the capture of Tobruk which is described until the end of the book
Profiles the Third Reich's foremost military strategist and tactician during the audacious and successful campaign to capture the Libyan port of Tobruk.
Ride with the Desert Fox as he leads the Afrika Korps to victory. Profiles the Third Reich's foremost military strategist and tactician during the audacious and successful campaign to capture the Libyan port of Tobruk.
Most books about the war in the desert are in need of serious revision, authors working . Much of the myth of Rommel is a smokescreen to obscure and excuse how poor a lot of the decisions and the running of the war effort was on the british side in the western desert.
With passage of time having meant that a historian no longer has to spare the feelings of any surviving participants this book is one of the few to begin to tell things as they were and it isnt a flattering or pretty picture.
the Desert Fox and the fall of Tobruk, spring 1942. by Samuel W. Mitcham. Published 1998 by Presidio Press in Novato, CA. Written in English. Tobruk, Battles of, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942, Internet Archive Wishlist. Erwin Rommel (1891-1944). Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-231) and indexes. What They Didn"t Teach You About World War II EAN 9780891416494. The Principles of War for the Information Age EAN 9780891416470. Patton"s Ghost Corps: Cracking the Siegfried Line EAN 9780891416463. American Generalship EAN 9780891416586.