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Soldier, Rest! The Last of the Light Horsemen







Soldier, Rest! The Last of the Light Horsemen
Graphite on Illustration Board


"The Australian Light Horse Regiments hold a special place in the hearts and mythology of the Australian military. Astride their trusty Walers, the  dismounted Light Horse (along with the Australian Infantry) were unsuccessful in defeating the Turks at Gallipoli in 1915... so after the evacuation of the Peninsula, and after the infantry headed for France to battle the Germans, the Light Horse commenced their campaign against the Turks in Egypt, the Sinai and then Palestine and the Ottoman Empire. It was here that the mounted soldiers found their place. What followed was two years of hard slogging through the deserts of the Middle East, chasing the Turks back to Constantinople."

"This image is of the Last of the Light Horsemen, contemplating the battles fought and mates lost."




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Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.