The story of Gallipoli is ingrained in Australian identity.

It’s taught in schools and remembered every ANZAC day.

By comparison, far less is known about the Battle for Beersheba in what was then Palestine.

On October 31, 1917, 800 Australian Light horsemen charged into Beersheba.

It was the first major Australian-led victory in World War One and one of history’s last successful cavalry charges.

Today marks 100 years since that battle — and later today commemorations will be held in Israel to mark the anniversary.

Listen to the story covered on the ABC RN Breakfast program.

About The Author

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.