Monash, General Sir John,
THE AUSTRALIAN VICTORIES IN FRANCE IN 1918.
NEW copy, direct from publisher. Hardcover issued without
dust jacket. Battery Press, 1993. Photos,
drawings, maps, 424 pages. |
~~~ The commander of all Australian troops in France describes in detail the operations of the Australian Corps from March 1918 until the end of the War in Nov.1918. Included are the defence against the German spring offensive and the counter offensive towards the German frontier."
Smith, LtCol Neil C., AM
MEN OF BEERSHEBA: A History of the 4th Light Horse Regiment, 1914-1919.
NF/NF, jacket in mylar protector.
First Edition. Signed by Author.
(Melbourne: Mostly Unsung Military History, 2993). Maps, photographs,
full roster, bibliography, name index, 239 pages.
~~~ The 4th Light Horse Regiment was formed in late 1914 as part of the
Australian Imperial Force. Raised in Victoria, the Regiment drew to its ranks
the finest men available. Men who fitted the acknowledged characteristics of
Light Horseman with outstanding attributes of physique, equestrian abilities
~~~ The 4th Light Horse Regiment was formed in late 1914 as part of the Australian Imperial Force. Raised in Victoria the Regiment drew to its ranks the finest men available. Men who fitted the
acknowledged characteristics of Light Horseman with outstanding attributes of physique, equestrian abilities and resourcefulness.
~~~ Men of Beersheba follows the progress of the Regiment from Broadmeadows, on to the Middle East and through the bloodshed of the Gallipoli campaign. The Regiment then becomes quite unique in that alone is despatched to both the Middle East and Western Fronts, thus making it the only Australian unit to serve on all three Fronts in World War One.
~~~ The adventures of the 4th Light Horse Regiment are followed on all Fronts whilst maintaining the objective of sifting available evidence for information on those men of the Regiment who were actual 'chargers' during the Sinai-Palestine campaign. Having outlined the progress of the Regiment elsewhere, the capture of Beersheba receives special emphasis, but it is the appended detail of those that served which is most enlightening.
~~~ All known men of the 4th Light Horse Regiment have been researched in an effort to identify Beersheba 'chargers'. Official records rarely captured such detail, and this, together with the paucity of documented evidence compiled by the Light Horsemen themselves, means that only some men can be positively named. However, Men of Beersheba does, by a process of elimination, identify those who could have charged and provides a brief picture of all who served. Thus Men of Beersheba takes a step towards immortalizing further the men of an outstanding Regiment which has already secured a place in the vanguard of Australia's heritage and folklore.