The Lighthorsemen

Australia, 1987

Film
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It’s 1917 and the British campaign in Palestine has reached a stalemate. The story focuses on a four-man section of the Australian Lighthorse Regiment and climaxes with the last great cavalry charge in history. In a final attempt to save the attacking British Army from disaster, everything depends on the 800 young Australian horsemen who obey the seemingly impossible order to gallop their horses across 3 miles of open desert into a hell of shell fire and machine gun cross fire. Smashing their way through Turkish defences to win the precious wells of Beersheba, they change the history of the Middle East. The Lighthorsemen is a true and epic story of triumph, love, courage and adventure.

Credits

director

Simon Wincer

co-producer

Simon Wincer

Ian Jones

Language

English

Duration

02:11:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35745

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Australia - Armed forces

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

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

History → History

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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