Gallipoli to Tripoli
History of the 10th Light Horse Regiment AIF 1914 - 1919.
by Neville Browning and Ian Gill
ISBN 978-0-85905-515-4, (2011 R 2012), 648pp, heavily illustrated with maps and photos, printed end papers, 1.8 kg, (Well over 2kg packed), folded laminated card cover, with the printed end papers, 1.65 kg.
$70.00* + POST
The 10th Light Horse epitomises the dash and insouciance of the mounted Australian soldier in World War I. We believe that this book will fill the great need of the expanding families, relatives, and growing amounts of Westralians interested in knowing of the experiences of our men in battles of such significance that they literally changed the map of the world.
Olden's volume has been near impossible to obtain for many years and while the cost of publishing, printing and binding in Australia is significantly more than using overseas cheap labour, we believe that such material should not only give recognition physically to our forbears, but be true to their beliefs in the value of the nation and themselves, and so support their principles in keeping jobs and infrastructure within the nation.
This all new regimental history seeks to complement and add to Arthur Olden's earlier history, first published in 1921. The authors have sought to shed new light and information on the doings of the 10th Light Horse Regiment, from it's formation in Perth in October 1914 until the end of the Great War and Egyptian uprising.
The Gallipoli campaign saw the men's introduction to war, albeit without their horses, and where the Regiment sustained heavy casualties, especially in the actions at The Nek and Hill 60 in August 1915.
Following this campaign the men were reunited with their horses in Egypt, going on to serve in the Middle East in Sinai, Palestine and Syria, followed by the Egyptian Uprising in early 1919.
The narrative is divided across these two very distinct episodes in the Regiment's history, with each author covering in their own styles, the Gallipoli and Middle East campaigns.
There are hundreds of photos, both in the narrative and in the photo chapter in the back of the book. Numerous appendices allow for the book to become an important research tool when studying this fine West Australian regiment of light horse. It is hoped that this book will sit well alongside all the other regimental histories, both old and new on the men of the Australian Light horse.
Note. The authors privately published a small edition in 2011 which instantly sold out. This further small edition has had minor errors corrected and some new material inserted.