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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Wartime with the Horses

Obviously, War Horse got in first, but I couldn't not do at least one episode of Wartime Memories about William's experiences with horses.  He was a saddler.
The episode covers a range of experiences - from an Irish Major (who probably returned home very poor), to the different approaches to shoeing horses (the French didn't half make life hard work for themselves) and the quality of horse flesh available.  William sums up the use of horses in the war rather well saying that the lorry drivers didn't have "half the fun we did".
The episode ends with a particularly disastrous use of cavalry during one battle.

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