Looking through a pile of old photos, we came across a picture of a great uncle in WWI, upon his horse ‘Bess’.
That got us thinking in the light of the new Spielberg film ‘Warhorse’, how little we read about the horse and their experience of WWI
‘Warrior’ written by General Jack Seely is an amazing true story about the horse that Jack took to France with him in 1914.
With wonderful illustrations by Sir Alfred Munnings who was war artist to the Canadian cavalry.
This is not a fictional account of a war horse but a truly remarkable story of a real war horse
The life of General Jack Seely is fascinating in it’s own right, full of intriguing connections
Find out about the connections your family may have had with cavalry units, Army service corps or other units who may have used horses in WWI.
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Le Havre, France
- Grave of The Unknown Warrior Westminster Abbey 1920 The body of an unknown soldier was brought from France to be buried at the west end of the nave of Westminster Abbey on 11th November 1920. The idea that we should honour those that died for us in this way, is thought to have originated with the Reverend David Railton, a chaplain at the……
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