The Involvement of Horses in World War 1' by Sue Lutey

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The Involvement of Horses in World War 1' by Sue Lutey

The Involvement of Horses in World War 1' by Sue Lutey
Hundred of thousands of horses were requisitioned during WW1 and many died in combat. Some, however, did survive and were brought back to Britain. A few were cared for by animal charities
Horses fared badly at the front and were not expected to return. Many were killed by artillery fire and affected by skin conditions and poison gas.

Robert Hotten of Fentonladock served in the DCLI and spent his time on the Isle of Wight looking after the horses in Cowes where there was an army centre for the assessment and dispatch of horses to the front.
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