• Len Shannon – 9th Australian Light Horse. Part 2

    Part 2 of Leonard Raleigh Shannon. Len was shot in the arm near Gaza, during the second battle of Palestine, 19/4/1917.
    The Australian Light Horse were mounted troops who served during the Second Boer War and World War I that combined characteristics of both cavalry and mounted infantry. Light horse were like mounted infantry in that they usually fought dismounted, using their horses as transport to the battlefield and as a means of swift disengagement when retreating or retiring.

    [youtube width=”570″ height=”350″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Myctz6_yDU[/youtube]

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