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Battle of Be'er Sheva: The 'last great cavalry charge'

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), on the sandy outskirts of Be'er Sheva,about 40 members of the Australian Light Horse Association will mount horses and re-enact what has been dubbed 'the last great cavalry charge in history.'


By Dan Goldberg , Haaretz


A little-known slice of Middle East history that many believe triggered a chain of events resulting in the creation of modern Israel will be commemorated this week.

The Battle of Be'er Sheva was an against-the-odds victory by a gallant group of Australian soldiers who took on the might of the Ottoman Empire exactly 95 years ago this week.


On Wednesday afternoon, on the sandy outskirts of Be'er Sheva, about 40 members of the Australian Light Horse Association – some of them descendants of World War I veterans – will mount horses and re-enact what has been dubbed β€œthe last great cavalry charge in history.”

For it was there

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Added: Oct-31-2012 Occurred On: Oct-31-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: Battle of Be'er Sheva, World War I, Last great cavalry charge, Australian Light Horse Association
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