Unshakeable courage of the real War Horses: The eight million forgotten animals who were killed on the frontline. Dead soldier still holding on the to the reins of his horse.how long did he stand there or did he suffer the same fate?
WWI: German ammunition limbers and teams caught by British shell fire. Le Quesnoy, 27 October In the foreground the body of a German soldier lies amid the bodies of horses. In the background is the wrecked ammunition supply cart.
The story of the horses' suffering is now well known, thanks to Michael Morpurgo's novel War Horse - and the hugely successful play that brings it so brilliantly to life with its utterly convincing horse puppets