B19 - Riding by Faith Through Israel
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This beautiful photographic book tells the dramatic account of Tracey Elliot-Reep's challenging pilgrimage on horseback through Israel. Here she meets many inspirational people and explores the history of this fascinating country, from the Biblical era through to modern times, including the re-enactment of the Charge of Beersheba by ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand) forces - the last successful cavalry charge in history.
Riding by Faith through Israel, by Tracey Elliot-Reep
This year marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War.
Tracey Elliot-Reep, from Widecombe-in-the-Moor, has
published five photographic books about her adventures,
‘riding by faith’ on horseback across many nations. She recently
took on the challenge of photographing the re-enactment of
the Charge of Beersheba in Israel, and courageously explored
this potentially dangerous country with her two horses.
Tracey begins her book with “the forgotten war” in the Middle
East. After the disaster of Gallipoli, 800 ANZAC cavalry
(Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) achieved an
astonishing victory when they galloped five miles across the
Turkish front line and captured the city of Beersheba. The
Commander in Chief of the Middle East campaign, General
Allenby, called it…
“The last and greatest cavalry charge in history.”
Tracey begins her own ride at the base of the Golan Heights, to
the north. Here, she is abandoned by her travelling companion,
in the middle of nowhere, with no water and only a map in
Hebrew that she can’t read. But she is determined to press on,
and she and her two horses continue to travel and camp out on
the Golan Heights, within earshot of the war in Syria, just over
They ride through many dangers, from the Golan Heights in the
north to the Negev desert in the south, and on through the
Judean Desert and West Bank, finishing their journey in the
ancient city of Jerusalem.
During her challenging travels through Israel, Tracey meets
many inspirational people and explores the layers of history of
this fascinating country, from the Biblical era through to modern
This photographic book will appeal to anyone with a sense of
adventure, or with an interest in Israel and Middle East
campaign of the First World War. Tracey helps us to understand
the complex history of Israel and Palestine through her
straightforward style of writing, and her beautiful photographs
give us a further insights into this diverse and dramatic
Tracey dedicates her book in memory of those brave men and
horses who fought and died in the Middle East, one hundred
years ago, and to the present day Israeli people, without whose
hospitality this ride through Israel would not have been possible.