The legendary Australian
Light Horse has fought in battles and campaigns immortalised in Australian History- The Nek,
Popes Hill and Quinn's Post at Gallipoli- The charge at Beersheba, Romani, Gaza and Magdhaba in
the Middle East. They raced Lawrence of Arabia for the prize of Damascus and won.
This story traces the Light Horse from its origins in the Boer War through
to the end of WW1. Featuring Mark Lee from the film "Gallipoli" as the presenter, it is the story of
the Australian Light Horse, the men, the famous Waler horse and their great commander Harry
The video consists of 2 parts. Part 1"Saving the Suez", and Part
2"A dash through the desert". Running time is 106 minutes, and it contains primarily all original footage.
NB:Overseas customers please note that the video is only
available in a format used for the PAL system and some countries will have to convert it to their
AUSTRALIAN WAR CLASSIC
Starring - Jon Blake - Peter Phelps - John Walton - Bill Kerr - Sigrid
Thornton 1917: The British campaign in Palestine is stalemated - the
Turco-German army holds a formidable line from Gaza on the coast to Beersheba in the forbidding
drylands between Sinai and the Dead Sea. In a final attempt to save the attacking British Army from
disaster, everything depends on the 800 young Australian horsemen who obey the seemingly impossible
order to gallop their horses across three miles of open desert into a hell of shell fire and machine
gun crossfire. Smashing their way through Turkish defenses to win the precious wells of Beersheba, they
change the history of the Middle East.
In The Steps Of
The Light Horse
"The recent trip by
70 Light Horsemen and women from the Australian Light Horse Association to commemorate the
90th anniversary of the charge of Beersheba 31-10-07, received unexpected and unprecedented
worldwide publicity. A documentary has been made of this momentous trip called "In the steps
of the Light Horse". This re-enactment of the ride through the desert following the exact
route the Australian Light Horse took in 1917 including the charge over the same ground, is
The film opens with that prophetic quote from
Winston Churchill; “From the ends of the earth ships and men are gathering together in the Eastern
Mediterranean to fulfil a destiny as yet unknown by mortal man.” The documentary shows the
important part the Australian Mounted Division played in shaping history. The film starts in
Gallipoli where the Australian Light Horse fought without their horses in the Gallipoli campaign,
then moves to Israel and follows the various campaigns involved in the Allied defeat of the Ottoman
Turkish Empire. The Israel tour was held in conjunction with Kelvin Crombie, noted Australian
author and historian, and the “Society for the preservation of WW1 history in
Grant Taylor, Pat Twohill, Chips Rafferty
Stirring sweeping spectacular, Forty Thousand
horsemen dramatises the exploits of the Australian Light horse in Palestine in World war I. The
film builds to a powerful climax with the great cavalry charge of Beersheba, led by director
Charles Chauvels's uncle, General Sir Harry Chauvel. the film is intensley nationalistic with the
conflict seen through the eyes of three Anzacs -Red (Grant Taylor), Larry (Pat Twohill) and Jim
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I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look. In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website!Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . . Mike
Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.
I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).