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Re: A film I forgot

From: "Brian Bilderback" <bbilderback@h...>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 15:05:45 PST
Subject: Re: A film I forgot

Actually, I was fully aware that the soldiers were light horse infantry,
DID watch the movie.  I made reference to a cavalry charge simply
that's what someone else called it earlier in the thread. But thanks for
concern about my bubble.  I also recall that the reason the Cavalry-LIKE

charge was so successful was that the Turks had their arty and machine
elevated for a greater range, and once the Aussies got inside that
the Turkish guns simply fired over their heads. I also recall somehting 
about having to get into the Turkish HQ in time to prevent them from
the well....

Brian B

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Reply-To: gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
To: gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
Subject: Re: A film I forgot
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 15:45:50 EST

Hate to burst your bubble but the Austalian
Light Horse were NOT cavalry - they were mounted infantry, carrying
and bayonets. The reason they were not fired on early in the charge by
artillery was the Germans and Turks were waiting for them to dismount
advance on foot. They did NOT want to kill the horses because horses
water and to kill the horses would reduce the amount of water the unit
require in the desert around Abraham's Wells. They did not wave sabers,
waved their bayonets (a poor subistute forsabers, but a brilliant
ploy in the situation).

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