Title: A Tobruk Rat’s Tale
Author: Isaksson, Zak
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2012
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 258 pages
Comments: This tale by one of those gallant Australians dubbed Rats of Tobruk by Nazi German propagandists includes a riveting account of Zak Isaksson’s involvement as a member of the 2/48th battalion at Tobruk and El Alamein. It goes on to recount details of the author’s participation in the New Guinea campaign and as such makes an enormous contribution to the history of Australian involvement in the Second World War. But the book is much more than a war memoire. It is a disarmingly frank but fascinating look back through a colourful and eventful life lived to the full. Zak keeps his readers absorbed as he recounts the many endeavours in which he has been involved and of the intriguing characters he met along the way.
It is a thumpingly good tale told by an extraordinarily talented Australian.