An Australian 1987 war film that depicts a WWI light horse unit during the 1917 battle of Battle of Beersheeba, it is based on a true story.
It was released on September 10, 1987 in Australia and April 8, 1988 in the US.
Tropes for the film:
- Badass Bandolier: This backfires (literally) when a Turkish bullet strikes an ammunition pouch on the bandolier worn across the chest of a Light Horse soldier, causing all the other pouches to spontaneously detonate.
- Home by Christmas: Discussed when a soldier snaps at the New Meat, "What do you know about the war?", the man snarks back that at least he didn't think it would be over by Christmas.
- The Greatest History Never Told: It is set in the Middle Eastern Front during WWI.
- Period Piece: Set in 1917 during World War I.