Australian actor Bryan Brown is a household name in Australia – as is his wife Rachel Ward (who he met on the set of the Thorn Birds back in the day).
Bryan and Rachel were recently in Israel, firstly for the recent 100 years commemoration of the Battle of Beersheba
AUSTRALIAN film legend Bryan Brown has spoken of his admiration for the men of the Light Horse, who charged to victory at Beersheba.
Brown arrived in Beersheba on Sunday, as preparations were finalised for Tuesday’s commemoration. He will read from the writings of one of the Australians in the battle.
He said it was hard for people in 2017 to get their heads around what it must have been like for the soldiers 100 years ago.
“They charge, with their bayonets out of their guns, and charged and took over this town. And a lot of them died,’’ Brown said. “It’s pretty gutsy. It’s strange what is asked of people in wars.”
Brown was speaking at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Beersheba, Israel. Today’s service will be attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and New Zealand’s Governor-general, Dame Patsy Reddy.
But also for the Arava International Film Festival, where Bryan was guest of honor, and where some classic films of Australian cinema were shown.
This may not mean anything to many of you, but to us Aussies..you bloody bewdy!
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