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Tobruk: A Raid Too Far

By David Jefferson

ISBN: 9780709092988
PUBLISHED: 31/05/2013
PAGES: 256
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 236x157 mm
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The disastrous raid on Tobruk, the ill-fated Operation Agreement, took place in September 1942. The purpose? To cut off Field-Marshal Rommel's supply line prior to the Battle of El Alamein, which would be crucial in determining the success or failure of the North African campaign.

Operation Agreement involved the army, navy and air force together with the Long Range Desert Group and the Special Interrogation Group, who were fluent German speakers who donned Nazi uniforms to carry out risky missions behind enemy lines.

For many years, little would be known about the Tobruk raid. One survivor, seconded to the Commandos for the raid, was told in no uncertain terms to keep his mouth shut when returning to his unit.

Based on eyewitness accounts and previously unpublished interviews with veterans, 'Tobruk: A Raid Too Far' explores the operation in-depth, highlighting appalling errors of judgement and their tragic consequences, as well as the astonishing trek of survivors across the desert to reach their front lines.

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