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Author: Samuel Mitcham
ISBN: 0891416560
Subcategory: Military
Pages 272 pages
Publisher Presidio Press; First Edition edition (March 25, 1998)
Language English
Category: History
Rating: 4.1
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eBook Rommel's Greatest Victory: The Desert Fox and the Fall of Tobruk, Spring 1942 download

by Samuel Mitcham


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.

Ride with the Desert Fox as he leads the Afrika Korps to victory.
Puchock
In books on the North African campaigns of World War II, this offers good insights to tactics and command decisions that worked or failed miserably. In electronic format, the failure to insert maps to the related commentary is a detriment. The book reflects the learning curve suffered by British and Commonwealth units due to their failure repetitively to learn from prior tactical errors, willingness to be destroyed in detail, and lack of overall vision to their battle plan. It leads to the conclusion that the Allies did much to supply Rommel's troops.
Gavikelv
Not much can be added to the previous review from Amazon.com. I found this book easy and enjoyable to read. The author offers a well presented and researched account of Rommel's capture of Tobruk in 1942. It shows Rommel at his best although he was hepled at times by the Allies lack of understanding of all-arms combat. It shows Rommel was also extremely lucky on occassion but he was a commander who led from the front and took advantage of these lucky breaks.
The only faults I could find with this book were the maps and some incorrect captions to some of the photos. I felt that the maps could have provided more detail. I hate reading about a location in the narrative but not being able to find it on the relevant map. The author provided numerous maps throughout the narrative but they could have been on a higher standard. I noticed two incorrect captions to the photos, one showing a Panzer MkIV with a 75cm main gun but labled as a Panzer MkIII and another photo listed as a British Valentine tank but which is a Cruiser MkII or MkIII.
Regardless of these minor faults this is still a very good book covering this battle (and only one of few that does!) and was a delight to read. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys military history.
Blackworm
This was a very good book on the battle of Gazala. There is a problem, even though one of the reviews said there were maps and pictures their were none in my copy. This paperback was printed by Endeavour Press and does not have maps or pictures.
Moogura
I must say that I'm a fan of Mr Mitcham's books and I have read almost all of them, because they have some important strong points: the are detailed but not to the point of being boring, they adopt the correct military terminology avoiding mistakes common to other books, they have excellent narrative which keeps my interest throughout and the are products of long and scholarly research. All these virtues are evident in this book also which is the only one available dealing with the important battles of Gazala - Tobruk in 1942. Mitcham tells the story in a simple but exciting way. He gives a short introduction to the North African campaign and then proceeds with the plans of the two armies and the role of the personalities involved. The battle narrative is very good and it oftens go down to the battalion level, without losing the big picture. The book has enough maps but their quality could be better. There is also a section of black and white photographs and some useful tables of orders of battle.
Kazigrel
Samuel Mitchum has done an excellent job of leading the reader through the events that have become known as Rommel's crowning acheivement during the North African campaign. In a fairly detailed manner, the author shows how long the odds were, and just how unlikely victory in this battle should have been. In order to forestall the British, Rommel launches his much reinforced Panzer Armee into the attack to rest the fortress of Tobruk from the allies and drive the Eighth Army back across the frontier. With faulty intelligence, and an almost as faulty a plan he should have been defeated, but wasn't. Why? 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. Rommel is shown at his most daring, out fighting and constantly outmaneuvering his British counterparts. The British, on the otherhand, are still learning their trade in this new style of warfare. The British commands failures are as much a reason for Rommel's success as Rommel's own tactics and aggressive handling of his numerically inferior armour. This book is a 'must read' for any student of the war in North Africa.
Silverbrew
I was really unsure about buying this book based on a review I saw here but decided to take the plunge and am I glad I did! I am a Wargamer and Scenario Designer and I was concerned by the remarks about the map. If it hadn't been mention I wouldn't have noticed the problem. But what I found very important to me was the level of detail about EACH unit available, down to the Battalion level, German tanks available at various stages of the battle by type and Division, and a well organized Index that allowed me to look up direct references to units I wanted to place or locate at various points in time. This book is helping me make a great computer Wargame that other people will enjoy and learn about history through.
Valawye
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.Indepth research & written in an exciting manner,it is almost impossible to put down.I read almost all of it in one night.The maps are drawn out well to follow the text.One of the best I have read on the Africa battles by far. Excelent,A great buy!