Beersheba: we must keep an eye on how the story is told and interpreted | Paul Daley

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As the centenary of the last ‘great’ successful cavalry charge approaches, the battle is set to be wrongly evoked as testimony to the ‘special’ Israel/Australia relationship

It’s 99 years today since soldiers of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade took part in what is generally regarded as the last “great” successful cavalry charge.

So in a year we can expect the Australian – and Israeli – governments to go overboard on commemorating an event that has never received the considered national attention it warrants.

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Facts: so often the enemy of a damn fine war story

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