Friday, March 7, 2014

Anzac Remembrance: Australian Lighthorse kept alive by Tasmanian brigade

In the lead up to Anzac Day, it's great to remind ourselves of the dedication and courage of individuals who collectively made it possible for us to enjoy the freedoms we have today. Here's an introduction to the Australian Lighthorsemen who were key factors in the liberation of Jerusalem during the World War I.

Nevill Thomas and the members of the Tasmanian Lighthorse gallop with sabre and lance, keeping alive the horsemanship and the spirit of the Light Horse.

Nevill and his fellow horsemen share a passion for keeping alive the memory of the Tasmnanian Light Horse from Australia's past. They take part in parades and events around the state, demonstrating the skills the Light Horsemen practiced for combat.

Martin Gibson created this video for ABC Open's My Crazy Passion project.

If you're wondering why I would post this on my music blog, it's because I'm nurturing a dream to make an Anzac music video featuring the Tasmanian Lighthorse. I know several of the reenactors you see in this video. I've embarked on a collaboration with a mobile recording studio. Now to find a filmmaker...
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