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Re: Walers

Date: 5/28/00
Time: 11:34:47 AM
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Malcomlm's thesis is quite good, pity about some of the other info around ,,,,, especially the section headed "Horses used by the Australian Army". The contention that Mounted Infantry didnt ride Walers is a load of Hogwash. Until 1918 all Australian Light Horse Forces were mounted infantry. They were equipped and fought as mounted infantry with occasional variations in tactics similar to the Beersheba Stunt. In early 1918, 9 regiments were equipped with swords and rifle buckets and effectively became cavalry, although they were still classified as Mounted Infantry. They fought in both modes as the terrain and tactics required.

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