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|Carlos Marighela 2 ||29 Oct 2007 8:46 p.m. PST|
"AT DUSK on October 30, 1917, hundreds of troopers from the Australian Light Horse regiments stole away from the British railhead at Gaza to outflank the vital Turkish defences at Beersheba. After a 50-kilometre desert night-march they were in position at dawn.
Ninety years later their successors, 50 mounted men and women from the Australian Light Horse Association, are beginning to have a notion of what the troopers must have gone through even before the first shot was fired."
|brush monkey ||30 Oct 2007 1:21 a.m. PST|
My grand dad was in the light horse in Palestine and I know from his diary that it was a huge strain on man and horse alike.
What an awesome experience for these people. Full credit to them.
Lest we forget.
|abelp01||30 Oct 2007 4:58 a.m. PST|
|chrisswim2 ||23 Jan 2010 7:27 p.m. PST|
Great story and photo. Thank you.
Chris in the USA
|cwbuff||24 Jan 2010 1:57 p.m. PST|
Fantastic. Thanks for sharing and to them for the effort.