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Seizing Damascus

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am

In the last months of the First World War the light horsemen of the Australian Mounted Division took part in a remarkable advance that started in Central Palestine, near modern Tel Aviv, and finished at Aleppo in northern Syria. On the way the city of Damascus fell to the advancing Australian horsemen. This lecture will examine these events, their historical context, and the Australian role in them, to highlight this dramatic conclusion to the fighting in the Middle East in 1918.
This program will conclude with the official presentation of the bust of General Sir Henry ‘Harry’ Chauvel GCMG KCB generously donated by the Chauvel Foundation to the Shrine of Remembrance.

Presenter: Dr Jean Bou
Date: Tuesday 25 September, midday
Location: Auditorium, Shrine of Remembrance
Cost: $5.00, free for Shrine Friends

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January 1, 1970
12:00 am

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