Pictures of World War I

Each Worth 1000 Words…

An Australian Light Horseman in Palestine Viewing the Promised Land

The Australian Light Horsemen were mounted infantry and cavalry soldiers.  They were most famously involved in the Battle of Gallipoli and their victorious Battle of Beersheba in modern day Israel.  The 1987  film starring a young Mel Gibson, The Lighthorsemen dramatizes the life of the Australian Light horse regiment and infantry.  The Lighthorse were mounted infantry rather than cavalry.  The difference being that the former used horses for transport and rarely fought on horseback unlike the latter.

 

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