Dr Henry R (Harry) Lew OAM is a retired ophthalmic surgeon. In his spare time he has written a variety of non-medical books: Horace Brodzky, In Search of Derwent Lees, The Five Walking Sticks, The Stories Our Parents Found Too Painful To Tell, Lion Hearts, Smitten by Catherine and Imaging the World, which, although not a medical book, has some medical basis to it.  Henry’s book chat centres on his latest work, ‘Patterson of Israel’.

In the chat, Henry shares the story of John Henry Patterson, the non-Jewish British army officer who led the ‘Jewish Legion’ during the First World War, and explores the underexplored interactions between the ANZACS and the Jewish troops at Gallipoli and Palestine.