Title: They Rode Into History – The History of the 8th Light Horse Regiment
Author: Emery, Max
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2009
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 224 pages
Comments: The detailed history of the 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment during World War One.
Unit history of 8th Light Horse Regiment, written by Max Emery, whose great uncle was killed at Es Salt in Palestine.
This unit was raised in Victoria and which saw service in Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine and Syria during the Great War.
The action of the 8th and 10th Light Horse Regiments during the ill fated charge at The Nek on 7th August 1915 is the stuff of legends and has been immortalised on screen.
Forsaking their beloved horses during the Gallipoli campaign, which saw the 8th LHR lose over 180 officers and men killed. When the unit returned to Egypt in December 1915 where they were reunited with their horses and for the next three years participated in the campaigns which took them across Egypt and into places such as Gaza, Beersheba and many more famous towns. During early 1919, there occurred the Egyptian uprising, and units of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade including the 8th LHR spent some months assisting the British authorities to crush the rebellion.
The history has not been told in its entirety before and is well over due. THEY RODE INTO HISTORY is a classic tale of heroism of men and their horses under terrible conditions in Egypt and Palestine.
The book is well illustrated with many photos and maps, and also includes Nominal, Honour and gallantry medal Rolls.
Includes Nominal Roll