One of the lesser know battles of World War 2, fought by a small yet stubborn force of mostly Australians in the port city of Tobruk, in Libya. Australian troops of the 9th Division, the 18th Brigade of the 7th Australian Division, the 18th Indian Cavalry Regiment, the British 3rd Armoured Brigade and 4 artillery regiments.The force was some 14,000 strong with Australian troops making up half of the contingent. In august the Polish independent Carpathian Brigade and the Czechoslovak 11th Infantry Battalion. Commandered by Lieutenant General Leslie Morshead.
In the history of ground warfare, there may be no more historic battle than the one that occurred on the coast of France in June of 1944, which came to be known as D-Day. Not only was the Allied invasion the largest ever attempted during World War II, it became the single more ambitious ground … Read more The Most Ambitious Land Battle of World War II