To Hell and Back: The Banned Account of Gallipoli

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As a young soldier in the battlefields of Gallipoli‚ Sydney Loch witnessed the horror of war first-hand. On his return to Australia he detailed what he saw in his book‚ The Straits Impregnable. Hoping to avoid military censorship‚ his publishers dubbed Sydney's book a novel. But as the war ground on and the numbers of casualties grew‚ the publisher inserted a note saying the story was factual. The book‚ which had enjoyed huge literary acclaim‚ was immediately withdrawn from sale by the censors. Sydney Loch's experiences in the war shaped his life afterwards. With his wife‚ Joice‚ he went on to work in refugee camps in Poland and Palestine‚ and his many subsequent books‚ set in war-torn countries‚ reflected his humanitarian beliefs. In To Hell and Back‚ historians Susanna and Jake de Vries have recovered and edited Sydney's book for a new generation of readers and written a biography of his remarkable life.

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Susanna de Vries is an international author and former lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology. She writes full-time but also lectures to branches of the Australian Fine and Decorative Art Society. She speaks fluent Spanish and French and has lived and worked in London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Florence, Barcelona and Sydney but now lives in Brisbane and has nine grandchildren. Susanna's fourteen books have won her literary awards in Ireland and Britain, an Order of Australia for services to literature and a Winston Churchill Fellowship.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Australia, Moss Vale, NSW, Australia, 2007. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Banned in 1916, the 'best book on Gallipoli' now returns to print. As a young soldier in the battlefields of Gallipoli, Sydney Loch witnessed the horror of war first hand. His journal of what he saw became a book on his return to Australia. Hoping to avoid military censorship, his publishers dubbed Sydney's book a novel: 'The Straits Impregnable'. But as the war ground on and numbers of casualties grew, the publisher inserted a note saying the book was in fact true. 'The Straits Impregnable', which had enjoyed huge literary acclaim, was immediately withdrawn from sale by the censors. Sydney Loch's experiences in the war, shaped his life afterwards. With his wife, Joice Loch, he would go on to work in refugee camps in Poland and Palestine - and his many subsequent books, set in war torn countries reflected his humanitarian beliefs. Joice and Sydney, highly notable figures of the post-war generation, have garnered recent interest among historians for their lives and work. In 'To Hell and Back', historians Susanna and Jake de Vries have recovered and edited Sydney's book for a new generation of readers - and written a biography of his remarkable life. Bookseller Inventory # 001022

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Book Description HarperCollins, Sydney, Australia, 2007. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Re-issue. Banned in 1916, "The Straights Impregnable" . the 'best book on Gallipoli' now returns to print. As a young soldier in the battlefields of Gallipoli, Sydney Loch witnessed the horror of war first hand. His journal of what he saw became a book on his return to Australia. Hoping to avoid military censorship, his publishers dubbed Sydney's book a novel: 'The Straits Impregnable'. But as the war ground on and numbers of casualties grew, the publisher inserted a note saying the book was in fact true. 'The Straits Impregnable', which had enjoyed huge literary acclaim, was immediately withdrawn from sale by the censors. Sydney Loch's experiences in the war, shaped his life afterwards. With his wife, Joice Loch, he would go on to work in refugee camps in Poland and Palestine, at the Amerian Farm School in Thessaloniki and finally at Ouranopolis near Mt.Athos.His many subsequent books, set in war torn countries reflected his humanitarian beliefs. Joice and Sydney, highly notable figures of the post-war generation, have garnered recent interest among historians for their lives and work. In 'To Hell and Back', historians Susanna and Jake de Vries have recovered and edited Sydney's book for a new generation of readers - and written a biography of his remarkable life. 248p. illus. index. Bookseller Inventory # 27990

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