Light Horse Art Ron & Jennifer Marshall Marshall Fine Art Editions



Rescue And Retreat

Copyright © 2008 Jennifer Marshall 


This painting was inspired by accounts of the extraordinary mateship, courage, and endurance of the Australian Light Horse during the Battle of Romani in the Sinai Desert between 3rd and 5th of August 1916. A massive Turkish force, preparing for a second attack on the Suez Canal were advancing on Romani, a crucial group of oasis amid a great waste of sand-dunes 35 km east of the canal.

 outnumbered by the attacking Turkish forces the Light Horsemen were forced to fall back. The retreat was unable to be concealed from the Turks who attacked with renewed zeal shouting ‘Allah, Allah ...finish Australia”. As the horse handlers came forward for the Light Horsemen to remount and retreat the Turks were upon them. Many horses floundered in the loose sand, and in the confusion many Light Horsemen became unhorsed. However their comrades, heedless of the danger to themselves galloped back to rescue them and retreatedto the top of the next gigantic sand dune to form another defensive line. The battle continued for 2 days until the Turkish attack collapsed and they retreated.

The Battle of Romani finally put a stop to the Turkish threat to the Suez Canal, and marked the beginning of the British forces' drive out of Egypt and into Palestine.  Battles and Military Engagements/ “The Battle of Romani 4/5th August 1916”


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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

Michael J Martin & Virginia, Wisconsin

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.