Chauvel of the Light Horse

Alec Hill

General Sir Harry Chauvel's life spanned a long and troubled period in the history of Australia. In August 1917 he became the first Australian to permanently command a corps: the Desert Mounted Corps, comprising British, Australian, and New Zealand units. Chauvel has been described as a commander that understood the capabilities of his mounted troops; used them wisely, taking calculated risks and withdrawing when necessary; and kept losses to a minimum. This new 2009 edition was first published in 1978. Hard cover, photographs, maps, 265 pages