The Lighthorsemen

Australia, 1987

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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.

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Credits

co-producer

Ian Jones

Simon Wincer

director

Simon Wincer

Duration

02:11:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300901

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q2682416

TMDB-Movie

18389

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