The last great cavalry charge by some 800 Australian light-horsemen of the 4th & 12th Regiments of the 4th Light Horse Brigade on the 31st October, 1917, Beersheba. - Painting - Nature Art by Chris McClelland

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Those Marvellous Bloody Horses - The last great cavalry charge by some 800 Australian light-horsemen of the 4th & 12th Regiments of the 4th Light Horse Brigade on the 31st October, 1917, Beersheba. by Chris McClelland
  Those Marvellous Bloody Horses  (2012)
Subject: The last great cavalry charge by some 800 Australian light-horsemen of the 4th & 12th Regiments of the 4th Light Horse Brigade on the 31st October, 1917, Beersheba.
Dimensions (centimeters): 39 x 78
Medium: Graphite Pencil
Description: Approaching the entrenched enemy at a trot, then canter, down a broad sloping valley, three squadrons of mounted infantry spaced 300 metres apart and each stretching 1100 metres across, began their audacious charge at a gallop just under 2 kilometres from the Turkish trenches and guns.
The classic cavalry charge formation of horsemen swept across the rock strewn plain with wild yelling, even laughter, their handheld sharpened bayonets glinting in the setting sun. Men and horses met violent death and wounding from enemy rifle, machine gun and artillery fire, and attack from two German aircraft. Regardless, they galloped on with great courage and terrible ferocity to hurtle over the trenches of their formidable yet stunned enemy to capture and claim the vital wells of Beersheba. Thirty-one Australians were killed, 36 wounded. At least 70 horses died.
As one light-horseman would later say, "It was the horses that did it; those marvellous bloody horses. Where would we have been but for them."


 
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Limited Edition Available: Yes
Details: Limited Edition prints signed and numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity. Printed on archival paper.
Edition Size: 1917
Price: $350.00 US

 
 
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