Devils on Horses: In the Words of the ANZACS in the Middle East 1916-19

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2008 History finalist in the Montana Book Awards. First published eight years ago to enthusiastic reviews and critical acclaim, this classic celebrated readable scholarship is now available in paperback. Telling the story of the mounted riflemen in Sinai and Palestine, Devil’s on Horses uses the soldiers’ original letters and diaries to describe the crucial battles against the Ottoman Turkish Forces.

The horses play a major part in the story, but of the thousands of faithful animals involved, only one would ever return home. By then the war was over and the Turkish Empire had been destroyed. The Anzac soldiers and their horses had played a vital role in securing the victory.

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback or Hardback | 246 x 189 mm / 9 ½ x 7 ¼ Inches | Back & White | 408 Pages |

Terry Kinloch retired from the New Zealand Army in 2013 after thirty years of service. This is his second book about the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in the First World War, completing the story begun in Echoes of Gallipoli. He contributed two Gallipoli chapters to Don MacKay’s The Trooper’s Tale: The History of the Otago Mounted Rifles. In 2006 he was appointed to be a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He is currently writing a biography of General Sir Alexander Godley.

Millitary Books, May 2016
“Kinloch found a wealth of material in the diaries and photographs of the troops held by their families. Coupled with the official history, this enabled him to examine the individual battles as well as the overall campaign”

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