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Screening of Australian Film Forty Thousand Horsemen

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Orange City Library (part of Central West Libraries)

Civic Square

147 Byng Street

Orange, NSW 2800

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Australian victory at Beersheba, secured by the Australian Light Horse — marking one of the last successful cavalry charges in history

40,000 Horsemen is a 1940 Australian war film directed by Charles Chauvel. It follows three heroes including sturdy Red (Grant Taylor), Larry (Pat Twohill) and Jim (Chips Rafferty) who starts a relationship with a glamorous French woman named Juliet (Betty Bryant). They are members of the Australian Light Horse regiment who fight during the First World War’s Sinai and Palestine Campaign. The story culminates at the Battle of Beersheba, with some of the sequence filmed near Orange. Film curator Paul Byrnes described it as an exciting action sequence that helped make the film an Australian, then an international, hit.

Screening of Forty Thousand Horsemen

Tuesday 31st October

6 – 8pm

West Room, next door to Orange City Library

Free

The event is supported by Orange Regional Museum and Orange City Library.




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