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This Light Horseman has been relieved, and is at last able to rest for a short while in a dugout and sandbag possie on the steep hillside above Anzac Cove. Incredibly weary from the trench fighting and constant hail of shrapnel he has had to endure, he is homesick and lonely. His thoughts turn to home and he pens a letter before he lays down to sleep. He knows that news of the Gallipoli disasters will have reached home, and wishes to reassure his loved ones that he is coping just fine.

On display in Miles Historical Museum is an open diary, of a soldier who wrote from Anzac Cove, his words inspired this painting:-

" ...It's no good saying I wasn't afraid after the  first intoxication had died down, for I was; at first the shrapnel had me shivering & the hail of bullets made me duck, but I'm over all that now; I think I hugged the earth closer than I'd ever hugged a girl, Mother... "

The Australian Light Horse regiments were sent as reinforcements to Gallipoli in May 1915, after the disastrous news of the landing and subsequent grim situation for the infantry battalions was realized by the Allied Forces. They faced some of the fiercest battles , endured some of the most atrocious conditions, and suffered some of the largest number of casualties in this area of conflict. Nevertheless they were admired for their courage, and typically displayed a cheerful, resourceful, compassionate though sometimes colourful disposition.

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Jennifer:

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 . . .
michael-j-martin Mike

Michael J Martin & Virginia, Wisconsin



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Dear Mr. Marshall,

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).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.