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Everyone should read this, especially today 4th August 2014 ...,
This review is from: To Hell and Back: The Banned Account of Gallipoli by Sydney Loch (MP3 CD)
Everyone should read this, especially today 4th August 2014 as we remember!
'To Hell and Back!' is a raw, descriptive eye witness account from Sydney Loch, a young soldier in 1914-16 in the battlefields of Gallipoli. In it he says less of the camaraderie and group behaviors of war and shows us more, the lonesome, unique experiences of the self in wartime in a way that is both mesmerizing and humbling to contemplate. It’s hard to imagine not being effected by Sydney’s account of the landings at ANZAC COVE, it rips through your senses, in nightmarish proportions.
It is somewhat ironic that Sydney’s determination to bring us his truth met with a ban that lasted over 90 years but finally triumphantly the honesty of his account came out into the open, the ban was lifted.
We have historians Susanna and Jake de Vries to thank for recovering,and editing the book for a new generation of readers and for framing it with their personal tributes