Originally published as a novel, the second edition of the work appeared with the preliminary note: 'This book, written in Australia, Egypt and Gallipoli, is true.' This caused the work to break Australian censorship rules and it was withdrawn from sale. (Source: Susanna and Jack De Vries, To Hell and Back : The Banned Account of Gallipoli: xi)
Other formats: The original work was also published in braille.
* Contents derived from the Pymble,Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area,Sydney Northern Suburbs,Sydney,:HarperCollins,2007 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The first edition of 2000 was published in July 1916 and quickly sold out. The second edition, appeared before the end of 1916. (Source: Susanna and Jack De Vries, To Hell and Back : The Banned Account of Gallipoli: x, 208-209, 212)
Pymble,Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area,Sydney Northern Suburbs,Sydney,:HarperCollins,2007.
Extent:xvii, 248p.p. Description:illus., ports
Dedication: This book is dedicated to Dame Elisabeth Murdoch ... [and] also dedicated to the memory of the late Iain Loch ...
Editors' note: Sydney Loch's narrative The Straits Impregnable is recounted ... in a slightly shortened form, with the addition of selected photographs from the Loch family and other sources. ... We have used the second Australian edition, abridging and editing it minimally ...
This edition does not include Loch's original dedication or the preliminary note which caused the Australian censor to ban the work.
Book launched in Canberra at Paperchain Bookshop, Manuka, on 19 April 2007.