The Australian Light Horse in World War I

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The Australian Light Horse in World War I

<p>When Australians think of the First World war, they usually think of Gallipoli and the Western Front. There has never been as much attention given to the campaign of the Australian Light Horse in

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When Australians think of the First World war, they usually think of Gallipoli and the Western Front. There has never been as much attention given to the campaign of the Australian Light Horse in the Near East from 1916 to 1918. Some torrid fighting occurred in that campaign and the Light Horse gained great respect, and at times, notoriety. This course looks at this campaign, what the Light Horse achieved and what their legacy has been.


COURSE OUTLINE
We will move chronologically through the campaign from the end of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 to the final victory in October 1918. It will also look at the period in 1919 before the troops were brought back home and the problems they faced, and the notoriety they caused.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the Near eastern campaign in the context of the war against the ottoman Empire, and the whole of World War One.
  2. Become familiar with the nature of the offensive of 1916 to 1918 and the role that the Light Horse played in this offensive
  3. Become aware of the problems the men and the command faced in 1919 with regard to their horses and conflict with local populations.