First to Damascus: The Great Ride and Lawrence of Arabia

Author(s): Jill Hamilton


In 1918, 12,000 Australian Light Horsemen advanced across the Middle East, covering nearly 450 miles of treacherous desert and mountains. After twelve days the "Great Ride" climaxed in the taking of the fabled city of Damascus. The Ride was praised by the Allies' Chief of Staff Earl Wavell as 'the greatest exploit in the history of horsed cavalry...'. Few people today have heard of the Great Ride, let alone remember it as the last triumph using massed cavalry. What most people remember is Lawrence of Arabia's version


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  • : 9780731810710
  • : Kangaroo Press
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  • : Jill Hamilton
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