In the last months of the First World War the light horsemen of the Australian Mounted Division took part in a remarkable advance that started in Central Palestine, near modern Tel Aviv, and finished at Aleppo in northern Syria. On the way the city of Damascus fell to the advancing Australian horsemen.
This lecture will examine these events, their historical context, and the Australian role in them, to highlight this dramatic conclusion to the fighting in the Middle East in 1918.
Presented by Dr Jean Bou.
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