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Australian Light Horse Classic 40000 Horsemen
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Australian Light Horse Classic 40000 Horsemen DVD

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Forty Thousand Horsemen Charles Chauvel Collection : new DVD

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Forty Thousand Horsemen (40,000 Horsemen) was produced by Charles Chauvel in 1940.

It is an Australian War Film Classic starring Grant Taylor, Chips Rafferty and Pat Twohill. 

The film depicts and is based on the Australian Light Horse battles during WW1 of which three are shown during the movie, Romani, Gaza and the famous Charge at Beersheba.

The Australian Light Horse fought in the deserts of the Sinai and Palestine predominately against Turkish Ottoman Empire forces. It follows the adventures of the three heroes (Australian Lighthorsemen Troopers).

The movie culminates at the Battle of Beersheba in 1917.

It was released in 1940 to a huge box, the Sydney Morning Herald claimed that "there have been some good Australian films before this one, but Forty Thousand Horsemen has every right to be regarded as the first really great Australian picture.

Some battle scenes used the actual Lighthorsemen from the First Light Horse (Machine Gun) Regiment, 1st & 2nd Light Horse Regiments.
Australian Legendary cinematographers, Frank Hurley and Damien Parer completed camera work on this Classic.

Fully Restored and presented in a brand new digital transfer.

Data sheet

Special note:
This DVD is brand new, supplied in factory plastic seal. It has been sourced from the Australian Distributor. Made professionally!
DVD Information:
This is a remastered restored version
DVD Duration Time minutes:
92 minutes
Movie Format:
4:3 Aspect - PAL Format - DVD - B/W
DVD Release Date
1940 this DVD Released 2014 and is Region Free
DVD Special Features:
74mins The Big Picture doco about Charles Chauvel, Original trailer, Stills Gallery

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