Centenary of TwoGreat Australians who significantly helped lead the world from War to Peace:
Generals Sir John Monash and Sir Harry Chauvel
and honouring Indigenous Troopers in WW1.
Patrons: Tim Fischer AC, Neville Clark MC, OAM
Indigenous Patron: Pastor Peter Walker.
2018 is the centenary year of the major breakthroughs in 1918 that brought World War 1 to an end. Two great Australians were instrumental in taking the world from war to peace: General Sir John Monash in France and General Sir Harry Chauvel in the Middle East. This centenary commemoration year raises some unique opportunities:
- To continue building public interest in the Australian Light Horse as was generated by the 100th Anniversary of the Beersheba charge. We have a great opportunity to continue raising awareness and inspiration from the ANZAC Light Horse story in the Middle Eastern campaign that continued until 31 October 1918.
- To inspire young Australians with the ANZAC values of courage, perseverance, sacrifice and mateship as displayed in the lives of General Sir Harry Chauvel, General Sir John Monash and indigenous and non-indigenous troopers of WW1.
- To make known the big picture as outlined by the biblical prophets to bring the Jewish people back from the ends of the earth to re-establish them in the land of their forefathers. This story brings out the significant role that the ANZACs played by defeating the 400-year rule of the Ottoman Caliphate in the Middle East. The Light Horse victories, particularly in Romani, Beersheba and the Megiddo sweep, together with the Balfour declaration helped create the conditions for the re-establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.
1. To make known resources that assist in the storytelling of:
- two of Australia’s greatest heroes who led the charge from War to Peace in WW1: Generals Sir John Monash and Sir Harry Chauvel
- the ‘Megiddo sweep’ of 1917 and its significance in liberating northern Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria from Ottoman rule and bringing to an end the Ottoman Empire.
- the Indigenous soldiers who fought for freedom in WW1.
- how Anzac troopers from the ‘ends of the earth’ helped to create the conditions for the re-establishment of the modern state of Israel
2. To produce a 30-minute documentary on the Middle Eastern campaign in World War 1
3. To generate interest in these stories in appropriate language and context for:
- Jewish communities
4. To partner with organisations running events that tell these great stories.
5. To especially encourage these Anzac stories on Remembrance Day.