Remembering the Australian Brigade that conquered Be'er Sheva
Wandering aimlessly on the liberated streets of the city are the biological and spiritual heirs of the soldiers of those bygone days; the heirs feel no sense of belonging.
Almost exactly 95 years ago, an Australian and New Zealand cavalry brigade conquered Be'er Sheva from the Turkish army. The skirmish, during World War I, went down in history as humanity's final cavalry battle. Two days after the fall of Be'er Sheva, on November 2, 1917, when the British occupation of the Holy Land had begun, the Balfour Declaration conferred Eretz Israel to the Jewish people, as its national...
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