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The Light Horseman

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The First world war

The Australian middle Eastern campaign was after Gallipoli  where some of the troops from Gallipoli went to the Middle east in 1916. This was to fight in Egypt,Mesopotamia,Syria against the Senussi Arabs and Turks. The soldiers of the Light Horse returned to Egypt as part of a desert force commanded by General Harry Chavel. Major Banjo Patterson who loved his horses and was in charge of them wrote many famous ballads. The Anzac mounted division was an important role in the forward defence of Egypt. Many of these soldiers were from farms and jackaroos which are young drovers or stockman from out country then there’s the bushman and they were use to the extreme heat long rides and the horses well they were just as tough and sturdy and could go with out water for 52 hours. They sealed up many wells to stop the advancement to the Suez canal. There is one famous story of these horseman and it is the battle of Beersheba. On the 30th of October 1917 an Anzac mounted division rode onto Beersheba and stopped at the south eastern side of the town. There was an hour of daylight left and it was around 10.30 pm. Beersheba held 17 important wells. Chavel decided he would break the southern defence as the ground was clear of ditches and barb wire and a flat run for a horse. He ordered Brigadier General William Grants 4th Light Horse to do a straight charge. So Grant got two regiments together and went for it with the third regiment following. Wild as, crazy yes, brilliant surprise attack. It started with a normal pace trot then went up a gear into a canter then went straight into over drive into a full gallop and forward calvary charge. Swords upheld blades shimmering as they flew across the desert flashing a lightening bolt of pure blinding light across the full length of the charge horses rearing as they hand to hand defended and fought and continuing with swiftness and fortitude onward the others riding straight into Beersheba turning the tide of war taking the much needed wells and leaving the road to Jerusalem open to them leaving Gaza fallen on the 7th of November. The Australians distinguished themselves at the battles of Beersheba wells ,Jericho,Damascus,Jerusalem,Amman,Nablus,Semaka. But after Gaza they also captured Sinai and Romani,El Arish and Rafa from the turks.

Printed on quality 200gsm gloss art paper. Packaged and sent in a mailing tube to protect edges.

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The First world war

The Australian middle Eastern campaign was after Gallipoli  where some of the troops from Gallipoli went to the Middle east in 1916. This was to fight in Egypt,Mesopotamia,Syria against the Senussi Arabs and Turks. The soldiers of the Light Horse returned to Egypt as part of a desert force commanded by General Harry Chavel. Major Banjo Patterson who loved his horses and was in charge of them wrote many famous ballads. The Anzac mounted division was an important role in the forward defence of Egypt. Many of these soldiers were from farms and jackaroos which are young drovers or stockman from out country then there’s the bushman and they were use to the extreme heat long rides and the horses well they were just as tough and sturdy and could go with out water for 52 hours. They sealed up many wells to stop the advancement to the Suez canal. There is one famous story of these horseman and it is the battle of Beersheba. On the 30th of October 1917 an Anzac mounted division rode onto Beersheba and stopped at the south eastern side of the town. There was an hour of daylight left and it was around 10.30 pm. Beersheba held 17 important wells. Chavel decided he would break the southern defence as the ground was clear of ditches and barb wire and a flat run for a horse. He ordered Brigadier General William Grants 4th Light Horse to do a straight charge. So Grant got two regiments together and went for it with the third regiment following. Wild as, crazy yes, brilliant surprise attack. It started with a normal pace trot then went up a gear into a canter then went straight into over drive into a full gallop and forward calvary charge. Swords upheld blades shimmering as they flew across the desert flashing a lightening bolt of pure blinding light across the full length of the charge horses rearing as they hand to hand defended and fought and continuing with swiftness and fortitude onward the others riding straight into Beersheba turning the tide of war taking the much needed wells and leaving the road to Jerusalem open to them leaving Gaza fallen on the 7th of November. The Australians distinguished themselves at the battles of Beersheba wells ,Jericho,Damascus,Jerusalem,Amman,Nablus,Semaka. But after Gaza they also captured Sinai and Romani,El Arish and Rafa from the turks. 

Printed on quality 200gsm gloss art paper. Packaged and sent in a mailing tube to protect edges.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 15 × 10 cm
Size of Print

A2 size (420 x 594), A3 size (297×420)

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