The Lighthorsemen

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The Lighthorsemen

palestine horseback riding thirst world war i horse water shortage turkish army infantry 1910s

The Lighthorsemen

Release Date: September 10, 1987

Year    :   1987
Slogan    :   «They did what they were told... They didn't know it was impossible!»
Genres    :   War, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   FGH, Film Victoria, International Film Management, Picture Show, RKO Pictures LLC, The Australian Film Commission
Director    :   Simon Wincer
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Ian Jones
RunTime    :   131 mins.

Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman Frank is wounded in a skirmish with Bedouin. He is replaced by a young soldier, Dave, who proves to be a crack shot, but reluctant to fire at the enemy. Dave proves himself during a German biplane attack. Recuperating in hospital, he meets a sympathetic nurse, Anne... The regiment is called upon for a bold flanking attack on Beersheba. But how do you convince the Turks the main attack will come at Gaza? And how do you attack across a desert without water?


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