The Light Horsemen were the epitome of ANZAC bravery on the battlefield. It was the historic cavalry charge at Beersheba in 1917 by mounted infantry from Australia and New Zealand that opened the doorway for the liberation of Jerusalem from centuries of Turkish rule. It was an accomplishment that was the goal of the Crusaders...
The ANZAC Light Horsemen did the impossible:
* The liberation of God's city
* The birth of a legend
The historic mounted infantry charge at Beersheba in 1917 by the 800 Light Horsemen opened the doorway for the liberation of Jerusalem from centuries of Turkish rule - a national legacy paid in blood.
800 Horsemen, by Col Stringer, captures the story of these brave men, whose years of experience, riding and shooting in the bush, turned them into mighty warriors greatly feared by their enemies. Our forefathers who became soldiers and who volunteered to defend their homeland, often paid the ultimate price. Little did these Light Horsemen realise at the time that they were paving the way for Australia and New Zealand to be recognised worldwide as a beacon of freedom and liberty for generations to come.
None were so bold as the ANZAC Light Horsemen – the raw courage and determination of these men far from home in the Holy