This war book was printed 2007 ' TO HELL AND BACK The Banned Account of Gallipoli. By Sydney Loch. As a young soldier on the battlefields of Gallipoli, Sydney Loch witnessed the horrors of war first-hand. On his return to Australia, he wrote an account of all he saw, describing his work as a 'nove;' to evade censorship. As the war ground on abroad and battle raged at home over conscription, Sydney's book,
The Straits Impregnable, garnered widespread literary acclaim. But when the publisher revealed that it was a work of non-fiction, Australian military censors swiftly ordered it be withdrawn from sale, and the book vanished.. Loch joined the AIF on the 28/8/1914 as a gunner with the 2nd FIELD ARTILLERY BRIGADE (FAB) . He was wounded on Gallipoli returned to duty suffered a dangerous infection of enteric fever so bad that he returned to Australia early in 1916.