The Desert Generals

Tobruk - Triumph and Disaster

Series 1 - Episode 1 Tobruk - Triumph and Disaster

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Summary

Part one of two. Tim Collins re-investigates Britain's critical desert campaign during the Second World War, and the controversial battle tactics needed to take on Germany's panzers in total war and prevent Hitler from gaining Egypt, Iraq and the oilfields. He begins by reflecting on the siege of Tobruk, when Rommel struck a blow against Allied forces.
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