2014, Tobruk’s Easter Battle 1941, the Forgotten Fifteenth’s Date with Rommel’s Champion, 2nd edition (173 pages), John Mackenzie-Smith. [ Out of Print ]
The initial Australian and British victory over Rommel’s Afrika Korps on Easter Monday 1941 at Tobruk was Germany’s first defeat in World War 2. Incongruously, the vital actions of Queensland’s 2/15 Battalion on that day have been generally ignored. This ably researched and intriguing episode redresses the brave 2/15’s subsequent sense of injustice. BHG member, John Mackenzie-Smith, is well-known for his work on the Scots in Moreton Bay and on a number of Anglican institutions. His father’s service in the 2/15 Battalion spurred him to write this book.