Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part ...
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Three young Australians join the army at the beginning of World War I and are assigned to the Australian Light Horse cavalry, which is serving in Palestine. The three eventually take part in the attack during the Battle of Beersheba, which was the last cavalry charge in modern warfare.Written by
Charles Chauvel secured the co-operation of the mounted troops of the First Light Horse (Machine Gun) Regiment to reproduce the famous cavalry charge by the Australian Light Horse troops in the Sinai desert. See more »
Come to think of it, what's it all about? What are we fighting for?
I suppose it's about the right to stand up on a soap box in the Domain, tell the boss what to do with his job if you don't like it. And the right to start off as a roustabout and finish as prime minister, that's what we're fighting for...
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This is a classic Oz film made by the director who made Errol Flynn's first film(In the Wake of the Bounty"). I first saw this film as a child and was enthralled by it. Some of the scripting is a bit on the mawkish side and, as in any war film, there is a bit of flag waving (otherwise why make it?)but the action scenes are very well done.Given American insularity their lack of familiarity with the story shouldn't intrude on their enjoyment of it. Well written it recounts (fictional) events leading up to the Aust. Light Horse charge at Beersheba in World War 1. It shows well the dry, laconic Australian bushman's sense of humour and the capacity for friendship which used to be such a great Australian characteristic. Well made and an important film it still holds up well after 64 years.
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