This book is about Pipe Major Robert Roy, MBE, DCM, of The Black Watch who became known as The Piper of Tobruk . Not only does it describe his heroic action at Tobruk, one of the fiercest battles of the Second World War, as well as his earlier military career in India, Greece, and Germany, but also the difficult personal issues he faced when he fell in love with a German woman at the end of that war. Pipe Major Rob Roy is a legendary figure in The Black Watch, itself a legendary Highland infantry regiment. The Piper of Tobruk is an inspiring story of a distinguished and gallant soldier whose exploits in war and peace are genuinely remarkable. This is a book not just for those who love military history, but for anyone who is interested in the power of the human spirit over adversity and danger.