Ross Fitzgerald: “Henry (Harry) Lew’s latest book, Patterson of Israel, which tells a little-known tale about Jewish troops in World War I, is an utterly fascinating read.”
—Ross Fitzgerald AM is Emeritus Professor of History & Politics at Griffith University. Professor Fitzgerald is the author of 42 books, most recently a memoir, FIFTY YEARS SOBER:AN ALCOHOLIC’S JOURNEY which, as is the case with Patterson of Israel, is available from Hybrid Publishers in Melbourne.
John Henry Patterson (1867-1947) was a non-Jewish British army officer who sought to help the Jews to create a Jewish state in Palestine. He was involved with such major figures as Vladimir Jabotinsky and Trumpledor.
Jabotinsky and Patterson also believed that Jews, within the boundaries of a Jewish state in Palestine, would treat peaceful minorities with much more compassion and tolerance than they themselves would be treated if they attempted to be the peaceful minority.
About the author: Dr Henry R (Harry) Lew is a retired ophthalmic surgeon.
In his spare time he has also written six non-medical books: Horace Brodzky (1987); In Search of Derwent Lees (1996); The Five Walking Sticks (2000); The Stories Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell (2008); Lion Hearts (2012); Smitten by Catherine (2016); and a seventh, Imaging the World (2018), which, although not a medical book, has some medical basis to it. These books are discussed in more detail on his website: http://www.henryrlew.com.au
Download a discussion on SBS of the Jewish connection to Gallipoli: https://bit.ly/3iGyJRM
Patterson of Israel is only available through Hybrid Publishers’ website or the author’s website.