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The Beersheba Photo II

When debating the Beersheba photograph it helps if one has read J.E. Fowler’s Looking Backward, which is the Roebuck Society’s Publication No. 37, 1979, taken from an AWM manuscript. Fowler wrote that the casualties of the Beersheba charge (taken from the Official History of Sinai and Palestine) were eleven killed and seventeen wounded in the 4th Regiment, whilst the 12th Regiment had twenty and nineteen respectively. Absolutely amazing for the action as described. Fowler also wrote that the horses were all thirsty and some had had no water for forty hours. Galloping two miles in that climate on such terrain…

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