Interviews with veterans of the 1st Light Horse Regiment for the 0-10 TV Series Australians at war.

Place Africa: Egypt, Frontier, Sinai, Romani Area, Romani
Accession Number F10228
Collection type Film
Measurement 33 min 35 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/Colour/sound
Maker Heidrich, H J
Place made Australia
Date made 1976
Conflict Period 1970-1979
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Unlicensed copyright


Interviews with veterans of the 1st Light Horse Regiment. The veterans in order of appearance are Mr Albert William Cornish, Mr Alexander Lynne Fraser, Mr Reginald John Knodler and Mr Percy William Davis. Mr Cornish speaks of his experiences in the desert and the battles of Romani and Birelabd. He makes passing reference to the esteem Australians had for General Chauvel and gives some details of the circumstances when General Allenby reviewed the ANZAC Division after the war. Mr Fraser tells how he brought up ammunition at Khweife and mentions the privations of lack of water and a diet of bully beef and biscuits. Mr Knodler speaks of the memories of his enlistment and the reception in Sydney of "A' Squadron and his service at Romani, Beersheba & Quelkar. Mr Davis discussed differences between the Light Horse and the infantry and the inadequacies of the British Yeomanry whom the Light Horse replaced in the desert.