The ANZAC return to Israel


I hope Treppenwitz doesn’t mind me borrowing his Emu-feathered hat, but it’s just so perfect. His report of the Light Horse and their Australian and New Zealand troops, and the return of their descendents to the pivotal battlefield of their ancestors is inspiring, as well. Go read about one of the last great cavalry charges: eight hundred horsemen across six thousand yards of stony plain into massed Turkish artillery, ninety years ago today. You won’t be sorry you took the time.

UPDATE: More on the reenactment of the charge, and other ceremonies. 

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