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A member of the signal staff during the siege of Tobruk tells the compelling tale of how the "desert rats" defeated Rommel, giving Britain her first victory over a German operation in World War II. Though outnumbered and outgunned, the British garrison held the port until the relief mission arrived. During this epic siege, a German propaganda broadcaster coined the phrase "Desert Rats"--an insult the soldiers at Tobruk wore with pride.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Harrison, Frank, Great Britain, Army, Division, 70th, Australia, Australian Army, Australian Division, 9th History, Tobruk, Battles of, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942, Tobruk, Battles of, Tobruk, Libya, 1941-1942 Personal narratives, British, World War, 1939-1945 Regimental histories Great Britain, Soldiers Great Britain Biography