The Troopers' Tale tells the stories of the troopers, war horses and campaigns of New Zealand's Otago Mounted Rifles (OMR). - 18th Aug 2014

The Troopers' Tale tells the stories of the troopers, war horses and campaigns of New Zealand's Otago Mounted Rifles (OMR). The Troopers' Tale tells the stories of the troopers, war horses and campaigns of New Zealand's Otago Mounted Rifles (OMR). 

The book covers their early formation of the Otago Mounted Rifles in the 1860s and cavalry training in Otago and Southland to campaigns against the Boers in South Africa, through to the First World War, where they fought at Gallipoli as infantrymen in the rugged hills north of Anzac Cove. It also looks at the OMR's mounted charges over barbed wire and trenches of Messines on the Western Front, before training as an armoured force in preparation for service overseas during the Second World War.

This compelling narrative is woven between the concise history of the regiment and the fresh personal stories of many prominent Otago Mounted Rifles soldiers, neatly placed against the events of war and New Zealand provincial history.

Editor and author the late Dr Don Mackay has worked closely with specialists in military history including Dr Christopher Pugsley, Lt Colonel Terry Kinloch, Dr Jeff Plowman, Dr George Davis and Mr Graham Scott to produce the first complete account of the life and times of these extraordinary ANZAC troopers.

ww100.govt.nz/search?term=Troopers+Tale

This is a strictly limited edition so order yours now from select bookstores in New Zealand or from: otagomountedrifles@gmail.com
 
From the publisher :
I look forward to being the prime point of contact for 'The Troopers Tale, The History of The Otago Mounted Rifles' and very much look forward to hearing from you and keeping in touch.
I am also more than happy to pass on any messages to Don's family.
Any and all feedback is most welcome.
Best regards
Ralph Lawrence

« Back to News
site powered by - Turboweb :: Simple Web Manager