Lieutenant Colonel John Mulgan

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.