About this book
First published in 1934, this is the incredible story of a real 'War Horse.' Jack Seely was a great heroic friend of Winston Churchill: in 1914 he took his thoroughbred horse to the Western Front, where together they survived to lead a cavalry charge in 1918. This new edition is introduced by Seely's grandson, racing journalist Brough Scott, and includes the original drawings by equine and war artist, Sir Alfred Munnings. The December release of Spielberg's "War Horse" movie will stir interest in a real life version of a dramatic story, although Seely and his horse both lived on into old age.
A fiction about horses in war. It is about a thoroughbred horse that Winston Churchill's great heroic friend took to France in 1914 and survived five years of bombs and bullets to lead a cavalry charge in 1918 before returning home to the Isle of Wight where to ride on together until 1938 their combined ages (70+30) totalled a 100.
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