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Carlos Marighela 2 Inactive Member29 Oct 2007 9:46 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 Inactive Member30 Oct 2007 2:21 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.


abelp0130 Oct 2007 5:58 a.m. PST

Too cool for words!!

chrisswim2 Inactive Member23 Jan 2010 8:27 p.m. PST

Great story and photo. Thank you.
Chris in the USA

cwbuff Inactive Member24 Jan 2010 2:57 p.m. PST

Fantastic. Thanks for sharing and to them for the effort.

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