SOLDIERS ACT IN
Members of the 1st Light Horse (Machine Gun) Regiment became film actors yesterday in the Botany sand- hills when they rode over the ridges
into a reconstruction of the Sinai Desert village of El Arish, which was captured by the Australian Light Horse during the last war.
Scenes photographed were for the new film
"Forty Thousand Horsemen."
Light Horse officers were present to super-
vise the military accuracy of the filming of the scenes, and the Light Horsemen created
an inspiring picture when they rode along the
ridges against the skyline.
Hundreds of hikers took the ferry across Botany Bay to watch. In the sandhills they saw a native village with palm trees, wells, a mosque, minarets, adobe huts, and market places. To make the cement for the build- ings, workmen had to sink wells, as it is diffi-
cult to transport heavy loads across the sand.
(See picture, page 12.)
Members of the 1st Light Horíe (Machine-gun) Regiment appeared in scene« bein;; photographed for the new Australian film. "Forty Thousand Horsemen."' in the sand- hills at Botany yesterday. They are shown entering the Sinai Desert village of El Arish,
which has been reconstructed for the production.