The Resource The Australian light horse, Roland Perry

The Australian light horse, Roland Perry

Label
The Australian light horse
Title
The Australian light horse
Statement of responsibility
Roland Perry
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Australian Light Horse was a unique force, first raised during the Boer War, and then reformed for World War I. Most of the men were from the outback, had a special bond with their horses (which were all brought from Australia) - and they knew how to survive and fight in the desert. The greatest part of the Allied victory over the Turks was theirs. Colonel Lawrence had a strategy for actually defeating the Turks - as opposed to the British High Command's acceptance of the status quo. What Lawrence needed was a mobile, elite force to join his own troops - and in the Light Horse he had them. Battle-hardened by Gallipoli and the repulse of the Turkish invasion of Egypt, the Australians were ready. Under their brilliant commander, Sir Harry Chauvel, they won great victories in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria - culminating in the last great cavalry charge in our military history, and the taking of Beersheba in 1917. Every Australian has heard of the Light Horse - but practically none have read their story. Roland Perry brings their story to life, and tells it with colour, emotion - and authority
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perry, Roland
Dewey number
940.41294
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Hachette military collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chauvel, Henry George
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
The Australian light horse, Roland Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
550 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733634574
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Australian light horse, Roland Perry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
550 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733634574
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, photographs
Specific material designation
regular print

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