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Heroes of Tobruk is a young adult novel written by David Mulligan. It was first published in March 2008 as a stand-alone novel. The book was reissued for the My Australian Story series in March 2012 and became the twenty-ninth book for the series. It was republished again for the series in March 2020 with a new cover design.


Book description[]

"There's always a moment of almost uncontrollable fear and terror when a patrol comes back and the face you're looking for isn't there.
It is 1940, and sixteen-year-old Peter Fullerton and his best mate Tony Cantonelli give false names and lie about their age to enlist in the army.
Heroes of Tobruk follows Peter and Tony from the outbreak of war, through military training and the Siege of Tobruk.
A moving story about the horror of war and the courage of ordinary soldiers.



Main article: List of Heroes of Tobruk characters


David Mulligan is an Australian author, actor, poet, and newspaper columnist. He is married with five children and several grandchildren.[2][3] His 2006 novel, Angels of Kokoda, is a young adult novel about the Kokoda Track campaign during World War II.[4] In 2008, Mulligan published Heroes of Tobruk for Scholastic Australia. The novel was republished for the My Australian Story series in 2012.




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File:Heroes of Tobruk Teacher's Notes.pdf

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street

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