AL091 The Fond Farewell
A dismounted NCO (non commissioned officer) takes a young nurse into his arms… He is leaving for parts unknown and this maybe their last chance to meet for some time. Are they simply firends, close family or more than that? Whichever it is, it makes for a poignant scene.
This coming 31st October 2017 marks the centenary of the epic charge of the Australian Light Horse to capture the town and water wells of BEERSHEBA in what was then Palestine but is now part of modern-day Israel. The Australian horsemen, against fierce Turkish opposition, charged the enemy’s lines and frontline trenches scattering their opponents and then galloping on into the town itself to capture the all-important water wells. It proved to be one of the major turning points of the War in the Desert during WW1.