The War Horses - The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses Sacrificed in the First World War
2011. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by a poignant gift inscription to the front free endpaper. The d/w is unclipped and fine.
It is estimated that 10 million fighting men, almost 800,000 of the British, died in the First World War. Alongside this tide of human cannon fodder was formed an equally large army of horses and mules. On the Western Front alone one million horses died. This book tells the story of the part these animals played in the war.