The Only House Left StandingTom HurndallText by: Robert Fisk
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The unfolding events in the run up to the Iraq war had given Tom Hurndall, a 21-year-old British photojournalist, an increased curiosity and desire to journey to the Middle East. In February 2003, initially as an observer alongside the Human Shields, he left with a passion to make a difference, to record and photograph the truth for himself.
We follow his journey first from Baghdad, then to Amman and the Al-Rweished refugee camp in Jordan, and finally on to the town of Rafah in Gaza close to the Egyptian border, where US peaceworker Rachel Corrie had been killed just weeks previously.

On April 11th, unarmed and wearing an internationally recognizable orange peacekeeper jacket, he was severely wounded while carrying Palestinian children to safety. He died nine months later in a London hospital.

The book follows Tom’s life and thoughts in the final weeks leading up to the shooting. Motivated by a sense of injustice and striving to remain objective we are drawn into his increasingly serious photographs and words, through extracts from his diary, emails and poems.

It is realised through collaboration with the Hurndall family on the eighth anniversary of that fateful day, and follows the 2008 Channel 4 film-documentary ‘The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall’.
ISBN: 978-1-904563-51-8
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Binding: Hardback
Pages: 224
Format: 190 x 260
Illustrations: 100 colour and b/w
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Tom Hurndall (27 November 1981 – 13 January 2004) was a young British photojournalist, who was fatally wounded in Gaza in April 2003. In February 2003 he had travelled to the Middle East, initially as an observer alongside the Human Shields in Amman and Baghdad, and then as a volunteer peace worker for the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), in the Palestinian territories. On 11 April 2003, he was shot in the head in the southern Gaza town of Rafah by an IDF Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sniper. He was left in a coma and died nine months later in a London hospital.

The important publication of his journals also follows the BAFTA-nominated 2008 Channel 4 film-documentary ‘The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall’, written by Simon Block and directed by Rowan Joffe.

Tom's mother Jocelyn Hurndall has written his story in Defy the Stars: The Life and Tragic Death of Tom Hurndall, published in April 2007 and reprinted in May 2008 with the alternative title My Son Tom: The Life and Tragic Death of Tom Hurndall.
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