Beersheba: A Journey Through Australia's Forgotten War

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Melbourne University Publishing, 2011 - History - 452 pages

Blending the past with the present, this well-researched study delves into the mystery surrounding the forgotten Battle of Beersheba, a gloriously successful battle that led to the liberation of Jerusalem and the fall of the Ottoman Empire. This record recounts how Australian and New Zealand Army Corps captured Beersheba and helped to pave the way for the founding of Israel. Documenting the last light-horse charge ever made in battle through soldiers' diaries and descendents, this history details the story of a unique conflict during World War I, as well as the Australian and international significance of the Battle of Beersheba.

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About the author (2011)

Paul Daley, a journalist of more than two decades' experience, has worked as a political writer, an investigative reporter, a foreign affairs and defence correspondent, and a feature writer for major Australian newspapers. A former national affairs editor for the now defunct Bulletin magazine, he has also reported from conflict zones in Asia, the South Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The Canberra-based writer and Fairfax politics columnist is the recipient of the Walkley Award for Excellence in Investigative Journalism and the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism.

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