Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Churchill's mission to rescue the war horses and how he made officials bring tens of thousands home

UK Mail Online

By Chris Hastings

Last updated at 10:06 PM on 31st December 2011 

Winston Churchill intervened to secure the safe return of tens of thousands of war horses stranded in Europe after the First World War.
The heroism of the million-strong army of horses that served alongside British troops – often in hellish conditions – is celebrated in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster War Horse, which opens in the UK this month.
And now, historic documents uncovered by The Mail on Sunday reveal many of them were to owe their lives to Churchill’s compassion.   Read MORE...

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