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  • Writer's pictureDavid James Connolly

Be'er Sheva

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

The Battle of Beersheba is a significant event in Australian history. It has been called "Australia's first big achievement on the world stage"[229] and credited for additional travel by Australians to Israel.[230]Jonathan King has argued that "the Battle of Beersheba should be the cornerstone of our Australia identity, replacing Gallipoli. Gallipoli was a British-led defeat. Beersheba was an Australian-led victory."

Sources and further reading: Falls, C.; MacMunn, G.; and, Becke, AF, Military operations: Egypt and Palestine, (London 1930). Gullett, H.S., The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine, 1914–1918 (10th edition, 1941) Official Histories – First World War Volume VII. The taking of Tel el Saba, or the role the New Zealanders played in the taking of Beersheba. By Steve Butler. Australian Light Horse Studies Centre. Australian War Memorial.

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