“ I finished this book in two days. All I can say is, get your hands of a copy and read it. [The book] was profoundly good. [The] book is honest without being overly emotional or weepy. It’s unapologetic in its truthfulness. Not just about war, but what it did to the author and does to others. It doesn’t f%#k around. And it makes clear the cost, but doesn’t ask for sympathy.
It’s a bloody triumph.”
“Eleven Bats should stand among classics of Australian war stories.”
“11 Bats is an extraordinary book by an extraordinary individual. It is gripping, and should be mandatory reading for anyone wanting to better understand the pressures on individuals and the organisation in that – or any other – campaign. No other memoir that I have read (and I’ve read more than a few) provides such human insights or captures the tragedy and the humour of war so well.”
Anthony ‘Harry’ Moffitt recently retired from the Australian Defence Force after almost 30 years, most of which was spent with Australia’s elite Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment as a Team Commander and Team Specialist.
He has completed 11 active service deployments, including being wounded in action in 2008. Harry completed his time with the SAS as its Human Performance Manager.
He’s a Registered Psychologist and runs a human performance consultancy working with sports teams, the military and industry.