Light Horse at Cronulla.
FILM OF PALESTINE CAMPAIGN.
The Jordan Valley charge made by the world-famous Australian Light Horse during the Palestine campaign in the Great War, was strikingly re-enacted at Cronulla yesterday,
when the first "shots" of the new film "Thun- der Over the Desert" were taken.
More than 400 horsemen, picked from five regiments, took part. The sand dunes at Cronulla made an effective substitute for the deserts of Palestine, and the spectacle of the 400 mounted men riding at the gallop down the slopes thrilled the 1000 people who watched from adjoining hills.
The film, which Mr. Charles Chauvel is pro- ducing for Expeditionary Films, deals with the exploits of the Australian Light Horse in the Great War. The Defence Department granted permission for the Light Horsemen who are in Sydney for the 150th Anniversary celebrations to take part in the film. It was a unique opportunity for the producer.
Brigadier Richardson was in charge of the men who took part in the scene. The parts of Turks were played by "extras" chosen from among Cronulla residents.
There were a few casualties caused by horses falling.
Sergeant Cecil Marsh, who is a police con- stable stationed at Woolgoolga, near Coff's Harbour, was galloping at the head of a troop when his horse's hoofs sank in a patch of soft sand. The horse stumbled and fell, throw- ing Marsh heavily. Several other horses were unable to avoid him, and he was struck by their hoofs.
The St. George Ambulance took Marsh to the Randwick Military Hospital. He is suf- fering from head injuries, but his condition
is not serious.