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The Horses Didn't Come Home: Home

The Australian Light Horse in World War I

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The last great cavalry charge in history took place at Beersheba in the Sinai Desert in 1917. It was Australian soldiers and horses that took part in, and won, this amazing, unexpected, unorthodox victory. The men proudly claimed it was their great-hearted horses that won the day. But in the end, the horses didn't come home...


"A superb story about an extraordinary corner of our past." - JACKIE FRENCH 

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The Light Horse

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The Charge

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Pamela Rushby

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90th anniversary of the WW1 Battle of Beersheba: Re-enactment of the Australian Light Horse charge.

By eman (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


This photo of Beersheba is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Horses in Beersheba

Animals and War

It is estimated that more than 6 million horses were sent to the battlefields in Wolrd War 1; only one came home.

Use these links to explore how horses and other animals have been used in times of war.


Two songs about leaving the horses behind after the war.

A Tribute to the Horses

A video created by a person interested in this topic.

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