Fascinating article from BBC about the conscription of circus animals due to shortages of horses.

Fascinating article from BBC about the conscription of circus animals due to shortages of horses.

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Unshakeable courage of the real War Horses: The eight million forgotten animals who were killed on the frontline

Unshakeable courage of the real War Horses: The eight million forgotten animals who were killed on the frontline

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Horses in the Great War are as much a symbol of that conflict as the mud of Passchedaele or the gas mask. Veterans I interviewed in the 1980s had harrowing, often terribly sad memories of animals they had cared for at the front, and in my Great War photo archive I have literally hundreds of images showing a beloved horse, special to a particular soldier who brought them home.

Horses in the Great War are as much a symbol of that conflict as the mud of Passchedaele or the gas mask. Veterans I interviewed in the 1980s had harrowing, often terribly sad memories of animals they had cared for at the front, and in my Great War photo archive I have literally hundreds of images showing a beloved horse, special to a particular soldier who brought them home.

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Forgotten Heroes: A million horses were sent to fight in the Great War - only 62,000 came back | Mail Online

Forgotten Heroes: A million horses were sent to fight in the Great War - only 62,000 came back | Mail Online

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Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

Trooper Bert Main and Songster (the oldest horse to serve in WW1) in France 1915. Photo © Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum (This image is licensed under Creative Commons BY NC SA)

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electricsandbox.freeforums.org • View topic - <b>Horses</b> of WWI

electricsandbox.freeforums.org • View topic - <b>Horses</b> of WWI

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Jo Taylor: War Horse I Study Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK

Jo Taylor: War Horse I Study Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire, cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK

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The real-life War Horse: Incredible story of stallion nicknamed ‘The Sikh’ who WALKED back to Britain from Russia after spending years delivering supplies to troops

The real-life War Horse: Incredible story of stallion nicknamed ‘The Sikh’ who WALKED back to Britain from Russia after spending years delivering supplies to troops

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