Devils on Horses by Terry Kinloch
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Devils on Horses
By Terry Kinloch

Devils on Horses

In the Words of the Anzacs in the Middle East 1916-19

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Devils on Horses by Terry Kinloch

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: History Category 2008.

Book Description

Reunited with their horses in Egypt after the shattering experience of Gallipoli (a story recounted in Terry Kinloch's earlier book, Echoes of Gallipoli), the Anzac mounted riflemen and light horsemen were initially charged with the defence of the Suez Canal, then with the clearance of the Sinai peninsula, and finally with the destruction of the Turkish armies in Palestine and Syria. At last they could pursue the style of warfare for which they had been trained: on horseback. The First World War battlefields in the Middle East have long been overshadowed by those of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet the story of the mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine is a truly fascinating one. Using the soldiers' original letters and diaries wherever possible, Kinloch vividly describes every battle and skirmish in the long campaign against the Turks: the crucial Battle of Romani, the defeats at Bir el Abd, Gaza and Amman, and the successes at Beersheba, Ayun Kara and elsewhere. He explains the reality of tactical operations in the harsh desert environment, the ever-present necessity of securing water for the precious horses and the remorseless tenacity of the enemy. The horses play a major part in the story, but of the thousands of faithful animals involved, only one would ever return home after the war. Devils on Horses is a gripping read that offers new information about a theatre of war that has been overlooked for decades. Based on original research, it is sure to be the standard reference work on New Zealand's Middle East campaign for years to come.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780908988945
ISBN-10: 090898894X
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 184mm x 30mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: Exisle Publishing
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Books By Author Terry Kinloch

Echoes of Gallipoli by Terry Kinloch Echoes of Gallipoli, Paperback (February 2016)

First published ten years ago to enthusiastic reviews and critical acclaim, this classic celebrated readable scholarship is now available in paperback. Using their letters and diaries, Echoes of Gallipoli tells the story of Gallipoli through the eyes of the men of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade with the immediacy of actually being there.

Devils on Horses by Terry Kinloch Devils on Horses, Paperback (February 2016)

The WWI battlefields in the Middle East have long been overshadowed by those of Gallipoli and the Western Front. Yet the story of the mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine is a truly fascinating one. Using the soldiers' original letters and diaries, Kinloch vividly describes every battle and skirmish in the long campaign against the Turks.

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Author Biography - Terry Kinloch

Lieutenant-Colonel Terry Kinloch has completed operational tours in Bougainville, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Egypt. He spent much of his regimental career in Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles, an armoured unit that is the last Regular Force link to New Zealand's horse-mounted units. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2006.

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