Malcolm Turnbull has remembered the ‘incredible courage’ of the men and horses from the 4th and 12th Light Horse regiments whose service at the Battle of Beersheba is being commemorated.
Together with his Israeli counterpart, the prime minister has paid tribute to the sacrifices made in the Middle East 100 years ago by the Anzac cavalrymen who made a heroic charge at what is now the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva.
Mr Turnbull said he personally had been inspired by the story, brought to life in the 1940 movie Forty Thousand Horsemen.
‘It was a story of Australian victory, of courage, of determination and it etched this battle permanently in our national story,’ he said.
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