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The Lost War Horses Of Cairo

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN : 9781760638818
Genre : Nature
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In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital established by Dorothy, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Gallipoli S War Horses

Author : Jill Mather
ISBN : 9781925236842
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book records the amazing contribution made by the thousands of animals that landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Mesopotamia and Egypt in World War One. This is a book you won’t be able to put down. You will not only gain a great compassion for these brave horses, but also feel the need to help preserve and protect the less than 1% of the descendants that exist in Australia today.

Real War Horses

Author : Anthony Leslie Dawson
ISBN : 9781473847088
Genre : History
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Many histories have been written about the conflicts the British army was involved in between the Battle of Waterloo and the First World War. There are detailed studies of campaigns and battles and general accounts of the experiences of the soldiers. But this book by Anthony Dawson is the first to concentrate in depth, in graphic detail, on the experiences of the British cavalry during a century of warfare. That is why it is of such value. It is also compelling reading because it describes, using the words of the cavalrymen of the time, the organization, routines, training and social life of the cavalry as well as the fear and exhilaration of cavalry actions. Perhaps the most memorable passages record the drama and excitement of cavalry charges and the brutal, confused, often lethal experience of close-quarter combat in a mêlée of men and horses. Few books give such a direct inside view of what it was like to serve in the British cavalry during the nineteenth century.

Dorothy Brooke And The Fight To Save Cairo S Lost War Horses

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN : 9781612347691
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"A biography of Dorothy Brooke (1883-1955), who founded the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo to rescue the horses left behind by British forces during the Great War."--Provided by publisher.

The War Horses

Author : Simon Butler
ISBN : 0857040847
Genre : Animals
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It is estimated that 10 million fighting men, almost 800,000 of them British, died in the First World War. Alongside this tide of human cannon fodder was formed an equally large army of horses and mules: on the Western Front alone, one million horses died. This book tells the story of the part these animals played in the war.

Horses And Mules In The Civil War

Author : Gene C. Armistead
ISBN : 9781476602370
Genre : History
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Horses and mules served during the Civil War in greater number and suffered more casualties than the men of the Union and Confederate armies combined. Using firsthand accounts, this history addresses the many uses of equines during the war, the methods by which they were obtained, their costs, their suffering on the battlefields and roads, their consumption by soldiers, and such topics as racing and mounted music. The book is supplemented by accounts of the “Lightning Mule Brigade,” the “Charge of the Mule Brigade,” five appendices and 37 illustrations. More than 700 Civil War equines are identified and described with incidental information and identification of their masters.

The Last Of The War Horses

Author : Klemens Rudnicki
ISBN : IND:30000063845956
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Report Of The Joint Committee On The Conduct Of The War Bull Run Ball S Bluff

Author : United States. Congress. Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
ISBN : HARVARD:32044021676465
Genre : Ball's Bluff, Battle of, Va., 1861
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Horses People And Parliament In The English Civil War

Author : Dr Gavin Robinson
ISBN : 9781409456186
Genre : History
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Horses played a major role in the military, economic, social and cultural history of early-modern England. This book uses the supply of horses to parliamentary armies during the English Civil War to make two related points. Firstly it shows how control of resources - although vital to success - is contingent upon a variety of logistical and political considerations. It then demonstrates how competition for resources and construction of individuals’ identities and allegiances fed into each other. Resources, such as horses, did not automatically flow out of areas which were nominally under Parliament’s control. Parliament had to construct administrative systems and make them work. This was not easy when only a minority of the population actively supported either side and property rights had to be negotiated, so the success of these negotiations was never a foregone conclusion. The study also demonstrates how competition for resources and construction of identities fed into each other. It argues that allegiance was not a fixed underlying condition, but was something external and changeable. Actions were more important than thoughts and to secure victory, both sides needed people to do things rather than feel vaguely sympathetic. Furthermore, identities were not always self-fashioned but could be imposed on people against their will, making them liable to disarmament, sequestration, fines or imprisonment. More than simply a book about resources and logistics, this study poses fundamental questions of identity construction, showing how culture and reality influence each other. Through an exploration of Parliament’s interaction with local communities and individuals, it reveals fascinating intersections between military necessity and issues of gender, patriarchy, religion, bureaucracy, nationalism and allegiance.

Horses In Society

Author : Margaret Elsinor Derry
ISBN : 9780802091123
Genre : History
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Before crude oil and the combustion engine, the industrialized world relied on a different kind of power - the power of the horse. Horses in Society is the story of horse production in the United States, Britain, and Canada at the height of the species' usefulness, the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century. Margaret E. Derry shows how horse breeding practices used during this period to heighten the value of the animals in the marketplace incorporated a intriguing cross section of influences, including Mendelism, eugenics, and Darwinism. Derry elucidates the increasingly complex horse world by looking at the international trade in army horses, the regulations put in place by different countries to enforce better horse breeding, and general aspects of the dynamics of the horse market. Because it is a story of how certain groups attempted to control the market for horses, by protecting their breeding activities or 'patenting' their work, Horses in Society provides valuable background information to the rapidly developing present-day problem of biological ownership. Derry's fascinating study is also a story of the evolution of animal medicine and humanitarian movements, and of international relations, particularly between Canada and the United States.

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