800 HORSEMEN. History of the liberation of the city of Jerusalem from 1400 years of Muslim rule. First the Greeks, Romans, Muslims, Napoleon, Muslims (again) and finally the Australian Light Horse. 800 young Australians made a daring charge into the face of 5000 Turkish soldiers in World War 1. They opened the doorway to the liberation of Jerusalem and the way for the foundation of the modern nation of Israel, something no other nation has been able to achieve.