Cousins Mark Barr and Sam Hanson join the Wellington Mounted rifles Regiment.
The Turk attempts to seize theSuez Canal and the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade are flung into the fray. The attack is defeated and the British begin a slow, but steady, advance across the waterless deserts of the Sinai Penisula. Through skirmises, successes and setbacks, the cousins learn te soldier’s bloody trade. Through scorching summers and freezing winters the ‘Maorilanders’ fight their way across Sinai and into Palestine.