The Charge at Beersheba

Australia, 1979

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Episode of Series “Sentinel”.
The last great cavalry charge in history, at Beersheba (Israel) in 1917, by the AIF Light Horse, is still celebrated today. The charge is regarded as an achievement in the history of the 12/16 Hunter River Lancers, based at Tamworth in New South Wales. The unit, comprising Army Reservists, has strong traditions spanning a period of almost one hundred years. The regiment celebrates the charge annually with a formal dinner. The traditions of the 12/16 HRL are upheld by an active Regimental Association formed by veterans of past campaigns. Because of the keen interest in horsemanship displayed by the veterans, many of the Army Reservists in the regiment have taken to learning the skills associated with Light Horse cavalry. Commentary by Peter Gwynne, cinematography by Phil Hobson.

Credits

director
production company

Australia. Dept. of Defence

Duration

00:09:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1979

Appears in

Sentinel

Group of items

Sentinel

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

30855

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Tamworth (N.S.W.)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia. Army. Light Horse Regiment

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Cavalry

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Military history

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1914-1918

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → Australia - History - 1914-1918

History → History

History → Military history

Places → Tamworth (N.S.W.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

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Sound

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Colour

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VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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