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The Relief of Tobruk

Editorial Advisory Panel

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Editorial Advisory Panel

Professor N. C. Phillips, MA, University of Canterbury

Professor J. Rutherford, MA (Durham), Ph.D (Mich.), University of Auckland

Professor F. L. W. Wood, MA (Oxon), Victoria University of Wellington

This volume was produced and published by the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs.

The Department gratefully acknowledges the valuable assistance given in the production of this volume by Professor N. C. Phillips.

Editor-in Chief M. C. Fairbrother, cbe, dso, ed
Sub-Editor W. A. Glue
Archives Officer R. L. Kay

the author: Mr W. E. Murphy, though of a New Zealand family, was brought up in England and enlisted (with his brother) in a New Zealand anti-tank battery formed at Aldershot in October 1939. He served throughout the war in the New Zealand Artillery, mostly as a member of a gun team. In crusader Campaign he was a gun-layer in 34 Anti-Tank Battery until he entered the New Zealand Medical Dressing Station as a patient the day it fell into enemy hands and became a prisoner for nine days. After the war he graduated BA from Victoria University of Wellington.

He joined the staff of War History Branch in 1947 and collaborated with the author, D. M. Davin, in the preparation of the history of the Crete Campaign.

r. e. owen, government printer, wellington, new zealand—1961