1917 Beersheeba

The pages of history resound with stories of the world’s last great cavalry charge, made by the courageous Australian light Horsemen and their Australian bred Waler horses on 31st October 1917. Crossing the burning sands of the Sinai Desert without water and under fire from the entrenched Turks, their 5km trot quickened to a gallop and they overran the trenches and took the Palestinian town of Beersheba and its water wells. This daring, unprecedented strategy changed the course of WW1 in the Middle East.