Hurricanes Over Tobruk: The Pivotal Role of the Hurricane in the Defence of Tobruk, January-June 1941 :: Brian Cull with Don Minterne soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Grub Street, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; Maps; Roll of honour; Appendices (7);
From the cover: At the beginning of 1941 the strategically vital port of Tobruk and its allied garrison was under siege from Rommels troops and the Luftwaffe and Italian Regia Aeronautica. The only air defence standing in the way comprised a handful of RAF Hurricane pilots supported by their RAAF and SAAF colleagues.
Until the last remaining Hurricanes were forced to withdraw from the garrison at the end of April 1941, this gallant band had flown almost daily against overwhelming odds while Rommels troops attempted to penetrate the garrisons defences, defended mainly by unyielding Australian forces.
It was a life and death struggle, a desperate period in which the name …
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Military Air Force catalogue?