TO HELL AND BACK: The Banned Account of Gallipoli (Includes a Biography by Susanna de Vries and Jake de Vries)

By: Loch, Sydney

Price: $19.00

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Book Condition: Very Good +


xvii, + 248pp. plus (v). Intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock lightly tanned, else unmarked. While convalescing from illness contracted at Gallipoli, former Gippsland, Victoria farmer Sydney Loch (1888-1955) wrote of his experiences of war using a detailed war diary he had secretly kept. Written as a novel, using the pen name Sydney de Loghe, and titled 'The Straits Impregnable', the first printing sold out quickly. The publisher's second printing carried the note that the work was in fact a true memoir - and immediatley Australian military censors pounced, seizing and destroying all copies and enforcing a long-term ban. The de Vries have brought the story to the modern reader . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction. Prologue. Editors' Note. The Straits Impregnable (14 chapters). Epilogue. Endnotes. Acks. Index. Book weight approx. 400g.

Title: TO HELL AND BACK: The Banned Account of Gallipoli (Includes a Biography by Susanna de Vries and Jake de Vries)

Author Name: Loch, Sydney

Categories: Australian Military History, Fiction [General],

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W., Australia, Harper Collins Publishers Australia: 2007

ISBN Number: 0732285453

ISBN Number 13: 9780732285456

Binding: Softcover`

Book Condition: Very Good +

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 013561

Keywords: World Ar (1914-1918), Personal Narratives (Gallipoli), De Loghe, Sydney (pseudonym), Loch, Sydney ((1888-1955), Fictionalised Memoir, Australian Banned Books