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  They Rode Into History: The Story of the 8th Light Horse Regiment Australian Imperial Force 1914-1919
They Rode Into History: 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF 1914-1919


 
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 224 pages
Author: M. Emery
Year: 2009
Other Data: b&w photos, map, appendixes, index
ISBN: 9780975835388

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Few stories of the Great War, and Gallipoli in particular, can stir the imagination as much as the futile charge at The Nek. Immortalised in film, the heroic attack by the Victorian 8th and the West Australian 10th Light Horse Regiments on 7 August 1915, is a story that is still being told 94 years after the event.

This history has not been told in its entirety before and is well overdue. Max Emery whose great uncle served in the 8th Light Horse and was killed in Palestine, has corrected this omission and written the history of this famous regiment, tracing it back to its beginnings at Broadmeadows, the voyage to Egypt and subsequent training and then the regiment's arrival at Gallipoli in May 1915. The story of The Nek other incidents relating to the Gallipoli campaign are recounted, often through the words of participants. Emery then takes the reader back to Egypt, through the Sinai, to Palestine and Syria, including battles such as Magdhaba, Gaza, Beersheba, and the capture of Jerusalem and Damascus.

'They Rode Into History' is a classic tale of heroism of men and horses under the terrible conditions in Egypt and Palestine, and is illustrated with over 80 photographs, maps and numerous appendices including Nominal Roll and Honours and Awards.

Contents:
Dedication
Introduction
1. In the Beginning
2. Broadmeadows Camp: September 1914 to February 1915
3. The Journey to Egypt: February to March 1915
4. Egypt: March to April 1915
5. Gallipoli: April to June 1915
6. The Nek: July to December 1915
7. Sweat, Sand and the Sinai: December 1915 to August 1916
8. Romani, The Decisive Battle: August to October 1916
9. Clearing the Sinai: October 1916 to February 1917
10. Palestine, 1st and 2nd Gaza: February to April 1917
11. Enter Allenby: May to October 1917
12. Beersheba and the Breakthrough: October to November 1917
13. Jerusalem for Christmas: November 1917 to January 1918
14. Deir el Belah Camp: January to April 1918
15. The Jordan Valley as Es Salt: April to May 1918
16. The Jordan Valley - Summer: May to September 1918
17. The Great Ride: September to November 1918
18. Tripoli and the Horses: November 1918 to February 1919
19. The Egyptian Uprising: March to May 1919
20. Heading for Home: June to August 1919
21. The Diary Writers
Appendix 1. The Evolution of the 8th LHR
Appendix 2. Regimental Appointments
Appendix 3. Casualty Numbers
Appendix 4. Honours and Awards
Appendix 5. Battle Honours
Appendix 6. Embarkations ex Melbourne
Appendix 7. Nominal Roll
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index


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