"At a mile distant their thousand hooves were stuttering thunder, coming at a rate that frightened a man - they were an awe inspiring sight, galloping through the red haze - knee to knee and horse to horse - the dying sun glinting on bayonet points..." Trooper Ion Idriess
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Détachement Français de Palestine et Syrie, 1er Regiment Mixte de Cavalerie Du Levant Topic: AIF - DMC - French
Détachement Français de Palestine et Syrie
1er Regiment Mixte de Cavalerie Du Levant
1er Regiment Spahis
The 1er Regiment Mixte de Cavalerie Du Levant was a French cavalry regiment added to the 5th Australian Light Horse Brigade and attached to the Australian Mounted Division on 26 July 1918. This Composite French Regiment was formed from two colonial regiments, they being one squadron each of 1er Regiment Spahis and 4er Regiment Spahis; and, two of 4er Regiment de Marche Chausseurs d'Afrique.
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