Tracing the story of Australia’s mounted troops, Elyne Mitchell has captured the excitement and unsurpassed bravery of the Light Horsemen’s fighting style: the magnificence of sheer numbers of men and horses riding into battle; and the unique relationship which grew between the men and their beloved chargers; the magic and mystery of the desert itself; the raw boldness and panache of the men who remained undaunted even in the face of appalling odds.No enemy – thirst, heat, exhaustion, Boer, Turk nor German – could conquer their spirit. Light Horse tells their story. It is a story unparalleled in the annals of warfare, a story as immortal as the sands of the desert over which they rode.Elyne Mitchell is the daughter of General Sir Harry Chauvel, and drew on her family’s large collection of letters, photographs and other memorabilia, as well as personal interviews with men formerly under General Chauvel’s command, and wide personal research, to find the material for Light Horse. First Edition. pp.vii, 112 illusts #0917
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