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Heroic Horses

Tales of Equine Courage and Endurance in Wars from Waterloo to Korea

Author : Duncan Forer

Heroic Horses : Tales of Equine Courage and Endurance in Wars from Waterloo to Korea

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General - Pages : 206 | Images : 16 b/w ills

Paperback - Date of Publication : February 2019 | Size : 234mm x 156mm | ISBN : 9781911628804 | Helion Book Code : HEL1073

Heroic Horses tells the tale of a number of military horses and their contributions in a range of wars and conflicts across the globe from the Napoleonic era to the Korean War. The book recounts the stories and exploits of some famous war horses and some far less well-known, along with those of their riders, and in so doing describes the history of those wars and campaigns. The theme is the heroic nature of the horses’ service and how different breeds have made varying contributions, based upon the breed characteristics and the individual nature of the mounts concerned. The breeds of horses which feature include; Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Basuto Ponies, Mustangs, Australian Walers, South African Boerpeerds, Hunters, Appaloosas, and even a Mongolian Pony, along with mentions of numerous others. The objective is to tell the war story from the horse’s perspective and hence understand the campaigns from an equine perspective. This is the first book that will tell the stories of many equine heroes, rather than of a particular horse, and the first to base the history not only around the war concerned but also around the breed.

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