Category Archives: Paul Daley

Beersheba and “God’s Work”

Paul Daley (see previous post) wrote an interesting historical account of the Beersheba charge in today’s Guardian, which includes the following observation: The charge, coincidentally, narrowly preceded the British war cabinet’s proclamation of the Balfour declaration in support of a Jewish state in Palestine. … Continue reading

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Beersheba, by Paul Daley

This was originally posted two years ago. I thought it was worth reposting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event covered in the book. _______________________ On 31st October 1917, the Australian Light Horse played a significant role in the capture of … 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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