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              Tobruk 1941
               

              Tobruk 1941 (Paperback)

              By Wilmot, Chester

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              With a distinctive mix of vigour and intelligence that made him a celebrated correspondent during and after the Second World War, Wilmot here tells the sotyr of the fighting in and around Tobruk from January to December 1941.

              ISBN 9780143008521
              Published AU 29 Jun 2009
              Publisher Penguin
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              Desert Siege
               

              Desert Siege (Paperback, New title)

              By Wilmot, Chester

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              An insight into the critical North African campaign.

              ISBN 9780143001720
              Published AU 31 Mar 2003
              Publisher Penguin
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              Tobruk 1941

              Tobruk 1941 (Paperback)

              By Wilmot, Chester

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              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 th...e '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.
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              ISBN 9781925498455
              Published AU 3 Apr 2017
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              Tobruk 1941
               

              Tobruk 1941 (EPUB ebook)

              By Wilmot, Chester

              'What matters most is that a magisterial book by a great and intrepid journalist is once again accorded the attention it so richly deserves.' Quadrant In early 1941 Australian soldiers stormed Italy's stronghold on the Libyan coast and took control of the port city of Tob...ruk. 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. 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 frontlines of many key battles. He later settled in England, where he became a broadcaster and military historian. His second book, The Struggle for Europe (1952), was a bestseller and is still considered one of the finest books about World War II. Wilmot died in a plane crash in 1954. 'Riveting...[Tobruk 1941] brings to vivid life the battle.' Age '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 mines with sticks in advance of the troops. Australians capturing surprised Italians at mealtime then finishing their meals for them, and the courage it takes to stand your ground and shoot Stukas from the sky to keep the life-line harbour going. Informed, incisive and vivid.' Sydney Morning Herald
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              ISBN 9781925410693
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              Published AU 3 Apr 2017
              Publisher The Text Publishing Company
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              Tobruk 1941: Capture, Siege, Relief
               

              Tobruk 1941: Capture, Siege, Relief (EPUB ebook)

              By Wilmot, Chester

              Like Gallipoli, the coastal fortress of Tobruk in northern Africa has a special place in Australian's war annals. For eight month in 1941 the Australian Imperial Force helped hold the besieged town against German forces that had hitherto suffered no check. With the distinctive mi...x 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. As well as commemorating the achievement of the besieged Allied troops against the superior strength of the Germans, Tobruk gives an exceptionally readable insight into the critical North African campaign. "Tobruk set an example of courage in the face of superior strength, of firm spirit in spite of hardship, of cheerful defiance and offensive defence."-CHESTER WILMOT
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              ISBN 9781787204492
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              Released AU 7 Apr 2017
              Publisher Arcole Publishing
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              The Struggle For Europe
               

              The Struggle For Europe (EPUB ebook)

              By Wilmot, Chester

              Includes over 50 maps and plans Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe is the most highly regarded single-volume history of the Second World War in Europe. First published in 1952, the book has the advantage of the author's extensive interviews with participants from all sides ...of the conflict, when recollections of the war were still painfully fresh. The pattern of post-war Europe, he maintains, was determined during the fighting; he sees the shaping events through a study of wartime diplomacy and strategy and of the impact on wartime policies of the personalities of the statesmen and generals with whom the decisions lay. Throughout Wilmot hews to one guiding principle: To concern ourselves solely with the course of military events would be to tell only half the story and to see only half its significance. It is the political outcome that counts, and in this book the two are closely related at every stage.-Print ed.
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              ISBN 9781786252173
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              Released AU 6 Nov 2015
              Publisher Lucknow Books
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