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    Outback WWI battle re-enactment by Australian Light Horse


    A century on, with 100 horses and more than 100 riders, the sacrifice of the Australian Light Horse
    has been honoured in an outback battle recreation.


    Thousands of people travelled to Winton, in central-west Queensland, to watch the group of descendants and history enthusiasts
    re-enact the 1917 WWI Battle of Beersheba, which is often referred to as one of Australia's last great cavalry charges.

    The original charge took place during the third Battle of Gaza in Palestine, and was a vital component of the Allied Forces'
    campaign to break the Turkish line of defence.

    The Original ...


    The charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade in 1917, as captured by a Turk whose camera was captured later in the day.

    Organisers said the 2017 re-enactment on Thursday night had been just as monumental.
    "All major events normally happen in the cities and the significance of the area the amount of people who were involved
    and enlisted in this region is astronomical,"
    organiser Jed Millen said.

    "When you look at percentages of how many people did go from this countryside, it sort of decimated a lot of the young
    men in the region, so why not take it to the west?"


    Lest we Forget

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    Would have been fascinating to see that.

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    There's a very good movie on this cavalry campaign.

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    The Australian movies title is " The Light Horseman " 1987

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    Indeed. A good movie.

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    One of my great grandfathers was in the Light Horse but he got invalided back home due to an injury. We still have his leather leggings.

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    The Waler was the backbone of the Australian Light Horse mounted forces. It was especially suited to working in the harsh climate of the Sinai Peninsula and Palestine.
    sadly, the Waler has fallen out of favor.
    In May 2013, 10,000 Walers were culled at Tempe Downs Station near Kings Canyon, about 300 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

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