WWI AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE
1914 - 1918
When Great Britain went to war in 1914 much of the former empire joined it in the struggle, and none was more enthusiastic than Australia. Over the following years of conflict Gallipoli was to leave an indelible mark on the Australian conscience, but there were to be more positive memories too, and the Australian Light Horse (ALH) is perhaps the greatest of these. The ALH were mounted infantry, and famously served in the Palestine campaign against the Ottoman Empire in the conventional mounted infantry role, riding into action but dismounting to engage the enemy. However they are remembered today for what is probably the only successful charge ever executed by mounted infantry, when at the Battle of Beersheba in 1917 the 4th and 12th regiments charged and overran the Turkish lines, securing vital wells that meant the advance could continue. It was a remarkable feat that has secured their place in history
Eén uitvoering mogelijk;
- Australische Ruiters Infantrie
- 40 Australische Ruiters Infantrie / soldaten.
- 28 Paarden.
Afmeting: 23.5mm ( 1,7m)