KKL-JNF marks 100 years since the ANZAC Battle of Beersheba

KL-JNF and JNF Australia to inaugurate museum dedicated to turning point battle.

By KKL-JNF
October 1, 2017 16:08
A reenactment of the 1917 Battle for Beersheba

A reenactment of the 1917 Battle for Beersheba. (photo credit: KKL-JNF ARCHIVE)

 
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 At 4:00 PM on October 31st, 1917, the mounted cavalry of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) embarked on a daring, surprise maneuver to conquer the city of Beersheba from the Turks.

The successful conquest, named the Battle of Beersheba, was a determining battle in the British acquisition of Ottoman Palestine, which eventually brought forth the Balfour declaration and the birth of the State of Israel.

KKL-JNF, with the support of Friends of JNF Australia, has established the ANZAC Trail in the Western Negev, a 100 km route with 10 stations that follows in the footsteps of the ANZAC horsemen as they moved to take Be’ersheba.

In addition, KKL-JNF and JNF Australia will be inaugurating the ANZAC Museum in Beersheba on October 31st, the 100th year since that decisive battle.

Experience the ANZAC Trail in the Western Negev


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