Title: Light Horse – The Story of Australia’s Mounted Troops
Author: Mitchell, Elyne OAM
Condition: Near Mint
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 1987
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 112 pages
Comments: Tracing the story of Australia’s mounted troops, Elyne Mitchell has captured the excitement and unsurpassed bravery of the Light Horsemen’s fighting style: the magnificence of sheer numbers of men and horses riding into battle; and the unique relationship which grew between the men and their beloved chargers; the magic and mystery of the desert itself; the raw boldness and panache of the men who remained undaunted even in the face of appalling odds.
No enemy – thirst, heat, exhaustion, Boer, Turk nor German – could conquer their spirit. Light Horse tells their story. It is a story unparalleled in the annals of warfare, a story as immortal as the sands of the desert over which they rode.
Elyne Mitchell is the daughter of General Sir Harry Chauvel, and drew on her family’s large collection of letters, photographs and other memorabilia, as well as personal interviews with men formerly under General Chauvel’s command, and wide personal research, to find the material for Light Horse.
Included with this book are 6 colour photographs covering the unveiling of the Memorial Plaque to Northern Rivers Lancer and Light Horse unveiled at Tabulam by Elyne Mitchell, daughter of Lt General Sir Harry Chauvel on October 1985, Program for the Centenary Celebrations 5th October, 1985, a copy of the “West of the Range” Historical Society Journal Notes used to Toast to Regiment by D.H.Smith, Newspaper article from The Northern Star, Monday October 7th, 1985 “The Lighthorse Remembers”.