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Air Attack

Copyright © 2013 Ron Marshall  

 

In this painting the Australian Light Horse column are being attacked by air from the German planes of the Turkish air force, with devastating consequence for those directly hit by the falling bombs.

Because of the loss of life and casualties from this overhead terror, the Australian Light Horse soon learned that it was safest to march at night and rest by day. When an enemy plane was detecteded, all attempts were made to scatter and then stand still, for the troops and their horses were harder to spot from the air when scattered and standing still, than they were when on the move; the cloud of dust created by hundreds of hooves being a dead give-away.

However when involved in operations such as at Gaza, the troops could not hide and were both bombed and straifed by gunfire from the air; a terrifying experience for horses and men alike.

A brief account from Gaza... 

 

 On 11th April a second attempt was made to capture Gaza with operations around Abu Herera and Shellal. The headquarters of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade was bombed by enemy areoplanes as it crossed the Wadi Ghuzzi at Shellal- eighteen horses were killed and seventeen wounded. Over the span of operations, which lasted until 20th April, the aircraft returned continually and bombed several units, causing heavy casualties.”

p143. FORGOTTEN MEN The Australian Army Veterinary Corps, Michael Tyquin.Big Sky Publishing 2011

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Jennifer:

I picked up the print today from our nosy small town postal worker. "What did you get from Australia?" she asked. When I remarked that it was a print of the Australian Light Horse in WWI all that generated was a very puzzled look.
In any event the print is absolutely gorgeous . . . better "in person" than on the website! Thanks so much for sending it out so fast. Now I've got to make some wall space available . . .
michael-j-martin Mike

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Dear Mr. Marshall,

Your print on canvas "The Charge" was given to me at my retirement dinner by my officers of the Special Operations Component, Coral Springs Police Department in Coral Springs, Florida. Trully stunning rendition which captures the excitement of the moment while conveying a warmth of comeradeship to the end. It will hang in my study above my collection of King and Country Lighthorsemen collectibles.

I served 35 years with Coral Springs Police Department with the last four years as Captain of the S.O.C. which is 26 officers strong with various units (Tactical & Gang, K-9, Bikes and Substations).

Your painting made my day, thank you, F McK.