Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimons

Tobruk by Peter Fitzsimons

Author:Peter Fitzsimons
Language: eng
Format: mobi, epub
Tags: war, History
ISBN: 9780732286316
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: 2006-08-14T14:00:00+00:00

For, gathering what little shelter they could to themselves on the flat ground—by digging in and pushing up as much of a wall of sand around them as possible—even as they kept firing their Spandaus, the German soldiers were sweating, panting and a little desperate. The fire that poured upon them from the defenders was fierce. Then suddenly the firing stopped and there was a strange lull, in which the agonised groans of the Afrika Korps men who had been hit could now be heard for the first time. Now, one of the soldiers, panicking, screamed, ‘Wo sind denn unsere Offiziere?’ Where are our officers?

Then, in the darkness, an angry voice, but muted by the needs of the moment: ‘Haltet doch bloss eure Schnauze! Ich bin doch hier!’17 Keep your mouth shut, would you! I’m right here! hissed Lieutenant Schöllmann. And then the strangest thing…

Out of the darkness, they could clearly hear the strains of a vaguely recognisable song, bellowed out by the defenders…

‘It’s a long way to Tipperareeee…’

Shouts in the darkness. Getting nearer…18


Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.