Researching an Event

The Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 1917

George Lambert (1873–1930)
The Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba, 1917
oil on canvas

Where do I start?

Type the name of the event into any search field on the Memorial website and refine your search by clicking the 'Military events' refine button at the top of the search screen.

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  1. Read an overview of the conflict
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