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Desert Pursuit

Copyright 2009 © Ron Marshall
 
 
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In this painting a section from the 4th Light Horse Regiment are galloping down a hill outside the town of Gaza, with their rifles ready and eager for action as they the pursue the Turkish army, for Gaza has just fallen to the British and Anzac Mounted Division forces.

Gaza was a strategically important town, 2 miles from the coast at the southern edge of Palestine. It was situated on a hill and surrounded by cultivated fields bordered by thick cactus hedges. Between Gaza and Beersheba stretched a desert wasteland with few inhabitants.

The first battle for Gaza on 26th March 1917 was all but won by Light Horse regiments when the call to retreat by British Generals delivered victory to the Turks. The second Battle in April was likewise bungled by Command and again delivered victory to the Turks.
 

During this time the 4th Light Horse were involved in security tasks in Egypt and Sinai, but after a change of command they were called to the front line, and with the 12th Light Horse Regiment made their famous Charge of Beersheba on the 31st October.

Beersheba fell to their assault and Turkish resistance began to collapse. A week later on the 7th November Gaza fell, and the 4th Light Horse Regiment, participated in the pursuit of the fleeing Turkish army.

www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_10555.asp 4th Light Horse Regiment

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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.