Monthly Archives: September 2015

Illegitimate Bill

Bill the Bastard by Roland Perry is the story of an almost legendary horse ridden in Australian Light Horse campaigns in WWI, who my wife and I politely refer to as “Illegitimate Bill”. I first heard about Bill in a … Continue reading

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The First Casualty, by Ben Elton

I haven’t read a lot of fiction this year. Most of my reading has been First World War non fiction. The books I’ve read have included comprehensive histories, biographies and the diaries of participants in the war. Maybe I needed … Continue reading

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Beersheba, by Paul Daley

On 31st October 1917, the Australian Light Horse played a significant role in the capture of Beersheba from Turkish Ottoman control. Paul Daley looks at a variety of views of the Beersheba battle and the Light Horse charge in his … Continue reading

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