Mulgan John A E

NAME Mulgan MC John Alan Edward
RANK IN GREECE

Captain – Lt Col

ON DEMOB

N/A – suicide April 1945, Cairo

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

N/K

PRISONER

N/A

UNIT IN GREECE

SOE

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

1943 – April 1945

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

SOE operation
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

N/A

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

N/A

NOTES

Lieutenant Colonel John Mulgan’s book “Report On Experience” describes his time in Greece hiding out with partisans. A New Zealander, Mulgan sadly took his own life in Cairo on 26 April 1945. In one passage he recounts a talk he had with a village priest, who begged him as he was preparing a rail demolition to make sure that it harmed the enemy such as to be commensurate with the burnings and retaliation the Germans were sure to carry out in the village. Mulgan’s book is generally regarded as a classic and an insightful account of the war in Europe.

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