WAR HORSES OF WW1 "Reveals the unsentimental truth behind the fiction" - The Times
On the back of the case for this DVD we read:
"HISTORICAL HEFT TO SPIELBERG'S FABLE... EPIC STORIES OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE MILLION HORSES" - THE TELEGRAPH
"War Horses of WW1 is the extraordinary and deeply moving true story of the million British horses who served in World War 1. It is told using rare archival materials and testimony, combined with the latest historical research.
The story begins with the mass call-up of horses from every farm in Britain and follows their journey through the war. In an era of mechanized trench warfare, it is the hardworking horses hauling guns, ammunition and food to the front line troops who were so essential. When the war ended, only 60,000 horses made it back to Britain ands the most famous war horse to return in glory was Warrior. His story, like the million other British horses who served, should never be forgotten."
Approx. 52 minutes - Color/B&W
500 thousand horses were kept in Europe and went back to serving on the land as farm animals, from whence most of them came.
THIS IS THE ALL TOO CLEAR TRUTH OF THE SACRIFICE OF THE HORSE FOR BRITISH VICTORY IN WW1.
FOR ANY HORSE LOVER THIS IS A MUST HAVE DVD.
THE HORSE "WARRIOR" WHO BECAME THE MOST FAMOUS HORSE OF THAT WAR, IS TRULY REMARKABLE AS WAS HIS OWNER AND RIDER. A TRUE MIRACLE THAT THROUGH THIS HORRIFIC WAR, FACING BULLETS, MACHINE GUNS, AND VARIOUS TYPE BOMBS, THEY BOTH LIVED; BOTH RETURNED TO THEIR BRITISH HOME; WHERE ONCE MORE WARRIOR COULD BE RIDDEN AND LOPED OVER THE GREEN COUNTRY-SIDE. WARRIOR LIVED TO BE 33.
THIS IS THE TRUTH BEHIND THE MOVIE "WAR HORSE."