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The charge : the Australian light horse victory at Beersheba, David W. Cameron

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The charge : the Australian light horse victory at Beersheba
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The charge
Title remainder
the Australian light horse victory at Beersheba
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David W. Cameron
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Australian light horse victory at Beersheba
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eng
Summary
The Turkish Gaza-Beersheba line extended for 40 kilometres between the Turkish bastion of Gaza and the heavily fortified town of Beersheba, and stopped any Allied advance into Palestine proper. It needed to be breached, and Beersheba - on the eastern flank of this line - became the scene of the historic charge by the Australian Light Horse on 31 October 1917 - one of the last successful cavalry charges in history. After two failed attempts to attack Gaza, Allied forces decided to outflank it by turning the Turkish line at Beersheba. The attack was launched at dawn on 31 October but by late afternoon the British 20 Infantry Corps had made little headway towards the town and its vital wells. The Australian Lieutenant, General Harry Chauvel, commanding the Desert Mounted Corps, ordered the 4th Light Horse Brigade forward to attempt to secure the position. Australian Brigadier William Grant responded by ordering troopers of the 4th and 12th regiments to charge at the Turkish trenches, using their bayonets as 'swords', and the momentum of the surprise attack carried them through the Turkish defences. The water supplies were saved and over 1000 Turkish prisoners taken.The fall of Beersheba opened the way for a general outflanking of the Gaza-Beersheba Line, and within months enabled the capture of Jerusalem. Drawing from first-hand accounts, David Cameron pieces together how this important battle unfolded and captures the courage and strategic brilliance of the Australian Light Horse - and the significance of this victory in the broader context of the Great War
Summary
The fall of Beersheba opened the way for a general outflanking of the Gaza-Beersheba Line, and within months enabled the capture of Jerusalem. Drawing from first-hand accounts, David Cameron pieces together how this important battle unfolded and captures the courage and strategic brilliance of the Australian Light Horse - and the significance of this victory in the broader context of the Great War.
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10639879
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ANL
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1961-
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Cameron, David Wayne
Dewey number
940.412
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  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Australia
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Beersheba (Israel)
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adult
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the Australian light horse victory at Beersheba
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The charge : the Australian light horse victory at Beersheba, David W. Cameron
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-327) and index
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000059948013
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24 cm.
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339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143782551
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, maps, portraits
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(OCoLC)987581266
Label
The charge : the Australian light horse victory at Beersheba, David W. Cameron
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059948013
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143782551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)987581266

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