Journey to Tobruk: John Murray Bushman, Soldier, Survivor

Journey to Tobruk: John Murray Bushman, Soldier, Survivor[KINDLE] ❆ Journey to Tobruk: John Murray Bushman, Soldier, Survivor Author Louise Austin – Tbjewellers.co.uk Journey to Tobruk tells the remarkable life story of John Murray, a genuine Australian hero, on and off the battlefield This engaging blend of military history and biography follows the transformation Journey to Tobruk Tobruk: John ePUB ☆ tells the remarkable life story of John Murray, a genuine Australian hero, on and off the battlefield This engaging blend of military history and biography follows the transformation of a raw young bushman into a courageous soldier and inspiring leaderAn illegitimate child unacknowledged Journey to PDF/EPUB ² by his father, John was sent at the age of fourteen to work on an outback sheep property as a jackeroo The harshness of the environment schooled him for survival, forging the strength and resourcefulness that were later tested in the crucible of war While the story to Tobruk: John Kindle × follows Murray's postwar life as a grazier, commander of a civilian army unit and federal politician, the focus of this moving and impeccably researched book remains John's fiveyear wartime odyssey, from Australia, to Tobruk, El Alamein, New Guinea and BorneoWoven through the narrative are excerpts from the lifelong correspondence between John and his mother Murray's letters, written in his laconic, definitively Australian style, give us a special insight into the unfaltering humanity, humour and irrepressible spirit of this 'Rat of Tobruk'.

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Journey to Tobruk: John Murray Bushman, Soldier, Survivor
    Journey to Tobruk: John Murray Bushman, Soldier, Survivor lifelong correspondence between John and his mother Murray's letters, written in his laconic, definitively Australian style, give us a special insight into the unfaltering humanity, humour and irrepressible spirit of this 'Rat of Tobruk'."/>
  • Paperback
  • 319 pages
  • Journey to Tobruk: John Murray Bushman, Soldier, Survivor
  • Louise Austin
  • English
  • 03 October 2018
  • 9781741965063

6 thoughts on “Journey to Tobruk: John Murray Bushman, Soldier, Survivor

  1. says:

    Read for the 2017 POPSUGAR Challenge prompt 'A Book of Letters'

    9/1 - The fascinating story of a man who tried just about everything and succeeded, to a certain extent, in all his endeavours - the army, local militia, politics (state and federal), sheep farming, cattle farming, woodworking, raising a family, being a husband.

    For me the most interesting parts were the chapters the covered his wartime service in North Africa and the South West Pacific region. I've read quite a few non-fiction books (and watched many more movies/tv shows) on the subject of ANZAC and US soldiers in WWI and WWII, but Tobruk and New Guinea are two areas where my knowledge is a bit lacking, so I really enjoyed reading John's letters to his mother from that time as well. Austin's writing was very good, especially impressive was the way she described John, and the other soldier's, actions on the battlefield. It's hard to describe a battle so the reader can understand and picture what's going on, but Austin did it well. She was also able to write some very evocative scenes towards the end of John and Ruth's lives, enough to even get me tearing up while reading of Ruth's death and where John had her memorial ceremony held. If you're a war history buff, or just an Australian history buff, then I would recommend this book as one to include on your to-read shelf.

  2. says:

    What an amazing life John Murray led, in amazing times. Louise Austin has brought her uncle to life on the pages of this well researched, well written biography: from his somewhat unconventional early life to his many years of active service in the Australian Army in World War II. The sections dealing with his experiences in the Middle East are gripping, terrible and powerful. Austin's description of Murray as a civilian in later life is fascinating. She evokes well the tensions that arose between the two brothers in their business ventures. John would have found it hard to relinquish the command he had been used to in the army. He was a force of nature and a restless spirit ever seeking new challenges. Peter must have been a gentler personality. I take my proverbial hat off to John's wife Ruth - six kids and life in the outback with a largely absent husband.
    Louise Austin and I are of the same generation - children of the men and women who served in World War II. This book is an invaluable record of that time.

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