In 1899, on the eve of the Boer War, Captain Charles Cox from Parramatta took 100 Australian cavalrymen to train with the British army in England. These military apprentices became British soldiers as well as Australian ones. But everything went wrong. Publicity got in the way of cavalry drill and the part-time soldiers acquired few of the skills of the professionals.
Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 historic photographs, paintings, drawings and artefacts, this book offers a compelling insight into an important yet little-known episode in Australian history.
Soft cover, 217 pages.