Dr Bou’s reply (Quadrant, March 2009) to my discussion in the December issue of Rex Elliott’s photograph depicting the moment when the Australian Light Horse started to charge at Beersheba does not begin to address the issues. Ian Jones, author of A Thousand Miles of Battles: The Saga of the Australian Light Horse in World War I and writer-producer of the feature film The Lighthorsemen, and I responded to a report in the Weekend Australian of a paper by Bou in which he attempted to refute Ian’s insistence that the image was an authentic record of the actual charge. We…
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