I Confess - A memoir of the siege of Tobruk
Major General John Joseph Murray, DSO & Bar, MC, VD
Major General John Joseph Murray commanded the Australian 20th Brigade during the siege of Tobruk, where the German forces label his men ‘rats’, a badge they have worn since with pride and honour. Murray’s memoir is not a story of raging battles and hard-fought actions, but of the essence of command. This is a portrait of the relationship Murray forges with his men through the long days of the siege against a relentless enemy and as supplies dwindle, tempers fray and exhaustion threatens. Written in April 1945 as the war entered its final phase, I Confess is a carefully crafted analysis of leadership under pressure, a very personal reflection on its stresses, its tragedies and its lifelong rewards.
Soft cover, photographs, 247 pages.