Writers Live - Jonathan King introduces Palestine Diaries
30th Nov @ Berkelouw Mona Vale
You are invited to meet Jonathan King when he introduces his new book Palestine Diaries.
Culminating with the cavalry charge at Beersheba on 31 October 1917, Palestine Diaries is the story of Australia's Light Horsemen of WWI, told in their own brutally honest words - day by day, battle after bloody battle.
One hundred years after that now-legendary battle - widely considered the last great cavalry charge- Dr. Jonathan King argues that the breathtaking achievement of the 4th Light Horse Brigade should become the cornerstone of our national identity.
The soldiers in these pages were the first to achieve incredible victories for their new nation - ahead of the Western Front and unlike the defeats of Gallipoli. These young Australians helped demolish the centuries-old Ottoman Empire, a victory that would not only change the course of the war, but would also plant the seeds of the modern Middle Eastern conflicts.
Published together here, many for the first time, are the diaries, letters and photos of the brave young men whose service and sacrifice helped shape a nation.
Join us when Jonathan King introduces Palestine Diaries at 6.30pm on Thursday, November 30th, 2017.
Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply), or by phone on 9979 2112.
Cost is $ 14.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.
About the author:
Award-winning historian Dr. Jonathan King has been producing books and films about World War 1 since 1994. He leads battlefield tours to Gallipoli and the Western Front, and is a regular television and radio commentator as well as a writer for newspapers. After lecturing at the University of Melbourne for many years, he has written more than 30 books and produced 20 documentaries. He is based in Sydney with his fellow adventurer and wife Jane. They have four daughters and seven grandchildren.
Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 30th Nov
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM