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Title: During the War I Rode a Horse: A Cheeky ...
Publisher: AuthorHouse Publishing
Book Condition: New
Book Type: Paperback
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The book tells the story of the 10th Australian Light Horse during World War One. It takes the reader on a journey with the first enlisted men from West Australia from their enlistment, through training at Black Boy Hill, their encampment at Meadi, Egypt, the call to Gallipoli and then the slow process of taking the Sinai, the drive through Beersheba to Jerusalem and finally their capture of Damascus. The war for the 10th did not stop here because they had to maintain the peace. Eventually the men returned home. The story is told through the eyes of the author's father, Trooper Herman John Murphy. With a mixture of well researched fact added to a little fiction the Author takes a fresh look at an old topic capturing the essence of the Anzac: Courage, Mateship, Initiative, Self Reliance, Sense of Humour and very little respect for authority and military protocol. The underlying message of the book is the meaningless waste of human life in war.About the Author:
Lyle Murphy is a passionate writer. He writes with an Australian accent and an endearing Australian sense of Humour. As a Teacher, University Lecturer and Principal of a Primary School he has told many a tale to keep his audience motivated. His undergraduate studies focussed on Psychology, History and Philosophy. His Master's and Doctoral Studies were centred on the Change Process. He also holds degrees in drama and commercial art. As a Principal of a Primary School he scheduled himself to teach drama to every class each week. In this capacity he was called upon to write numerous plays and stories for both children and adults. He is a professional actor and has done many performances both on the stage and on television. He has also had small parts for the big screen. He was raised on Chalnooka Farm in Geraldton West Australia and Maddington a suburb of Perth, West Australia. His travels have taken him to the major countries in the world. He was invited with his wife to set up a Peace camp in South Korea by U.N.E.S.C.O. but lack of funds prevented the project to come to fruition. He has written three family histories: Murphy's of Chalnooka, A Century of Reardons, Honour through Work-the Stumpo Family. He currently resides in Abu Dhabi where he is writing full time with the occasional teaching duty.
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