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100 years ago, on the 31st of October 1917, Australia did what many thought impossible.  They successfully took the city of Beersheba in the last successful cavalry charge in warfare.

This action is my personal favourite, closely followed by the fighting on the Kokoda track in ww2.  Desperate to take the Wells about 800 charged into artillery, machine gun fire and entrenched Turkish soldiers in an act that was not in their previous M.O.

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usually the mounted infantry used horses as transport and for rapid response where they would dismount and fight as regular ground infantry.  The bayonet charge that these brave men accomplished was truely awe inspiring!

As for the title of this article when I was writing Rising Sons I initially was considering of opening it up to all aspects of ww1 and 800×4 was the title of one of the songs I had wrote for this.  However have working on the story flow of the album it felt that Gallipoli was a better scene to focus on.

Their sacrifice will never be forgotten and their bravery will embody what is great about the men and women of Australia!

Lest we forget.

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