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Cooling-Off-El-Arish

Cooling Off, El Arsiah

 Copyright © 2015 Ron Marshall

After 12 months of traversing the desolate sand dunes sand dunes covering the northern Sinai Peninsula, these two Light Horsemen have just arrived at one of the large oases near El Arish, a port on the Mediterranean coast by the delta of the Wadi El Arish. The riders are allowing their delighted horses to splash in the shallow water on their way to the camp just outside the town of El Arish.

This was how Ion Idriess described his experience in his diary as recorded in his book THE DESERT COLUMN:

" February 10th [1917] - A whopper oasis close by the beach. The minaret of El Arish is about three miles away. How strange it is , the old sea battering the desert shore,...Our horses don't know what to make of the sea...' p175

"February 12th [1917] - El Arish is a string of large oases about seven miles long, most oases hug the shore. A sombre sandhill by the sea is topped by the domed tomb of Nebi Yesir. By a beautiful grove of palms is the spreading mouth of the wadi, once famous as the "River of Egypt". It only runs with brown water when storms burst on the distant hills. Encircling these  oases are bare sandhills. In the centre of the oases is land cultivated exactly as it was in the days of the Pharaohs." p175

"....thousands of horses are rollicking on the shore" p176

THE DESERT COLUMN, Ion Idriess

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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 . . .
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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.