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LIGHT HORSE CENTURY, THE
A Century after the last great cavalry charge in history, members of the Australian Light Horse Association embark on an epic journey across the Middle East. From Gallipoli to Egypt, Jorden and finally Israel, they will see and experience the "sacred sites of service" of the Anzac Divisions.
In 1917 the Light Horse Regiments took a high-stakes gamble in the harsh and waterless Negev Desert - they would have just one chance to capture the town of Beersheba and it's precious wells or face disaster. A century later, 100 riders and 100 horses well recreate the history-changing ride.
A century after the last great cavalry charge in history, members of the Australian Light Horse Association embarked on an epic journey across the Middle East. From Gallipoli to Egypt, Jordan and finally Israel, they experienced the ‘sacred sites of service’ of the Anzac Mounted Divisions.
October 31, 2017 – the centenary of the Charge of Beersheba, and the climax of the trip. After a triumphant parade through the city streets, the riders traversed the same ground that the 800 Light Horsemen rode 100 years ago—to the minute.
- Nigel Traill