The Australian Light Horse by R. Perry

The Australian Light Horse by R. Perry

The Australian Light Horse by R. Perry

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This is the stirring story of the Australian Light Horse in the Middle East in World War 1, culminating in their brilliant victories in Gaza, Beersheba and Damascus.

The Australian Light Horse was a unique force, first raised during the Boer War, and then reformed for World War I. Most of the men were from the outback, had a special bond with their horses (which were all brought from Australia). These Lighthorsemen knew how to survive and fight in the desert. The greatest part of the Allied victory over the Turks was theirs.

Battle-hardened by Gallipoli and the repulse of the Turkish invasion of Egypt, the Australians were ready.
Under their brilliant commander, Sir Harry Chauvel, they won great victories in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria - culminating in the last great cavalry charge in our military history, and the taking of Beersheba in 1917.

Every Australian has heard of the Light Horse - but practically none have read their story. Roland Perry brings their story to life, and tells it with colour, emotion - and authority.

  • Weight in grams: 810
  • Total Pages: 550 pages
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Dimensions in mm : 160 x 240 x 48
  • Cover Soft (SB) or Hardback (HB): Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
  • Book Condition: PERFECT - NEW BOOK

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