Paper Wars Magazine 99 Assault on Tobruk
Assault on Tobruk, Rommel Triumphant, 20 June, 1942. From march to December of 1941 the forces of Rommel’s Afrika Korp surrounded the Allied held fortress port of Tobruk on the Libyan coast of North Africa, but were unable to subdue it. On the 20th of June in 1942 Rommel got another chance at a cut off Tobruk as the Allies retreated from the loss of the Gazala line battles. This time Tobruk fell, and it did so in a swirling action lasting less than a single day.