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On BBC 4: The Equine Army

Post by Pat Holscher » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:31 am

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Post by Kurt Hughes » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi Pat

This might also be of interest.
Great War Horses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094f4tl
'The horses that provided the backbone of the Australian Light Horse regiments in World War I were popularly known as Walers. Bred for Australia's tough Outback conditions, Walers were well-equipped for the harsh climate and terrain of the Middle East, where the ANZAC forces faced the armies of the Ottoman Empire.

Great War Horses is a powerful, moving account of the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse and the pivotal role they played in World War I at the Battle of Romani (1916), the celebrated Light Horse charge at the Battle of Beersheba (1917) and the capture of Damascus in 1918.'

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Post by roy elderkin » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:49 am

I know how those men felt when they had to shoot and leave horses behind. I had to leave 700 not knowing what would become of them. We managed to find homes to some the remainder back into the new squadrons after that who knows.
Australian Walers of course were a good capture for the Boers, during their war. Mixed with the local horses they became our type of horse, becoming the breed that we knew as the Boerperd.

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Post by Kurt Hughes » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:09 pm

Yes a shame for the soldiers and the horses after what some had been through together. I thought it a good programme and would recommend it.

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Post by Pat Holscher » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:39 pm

Rats, those feeds only work in the UK.
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Post by Kurt Hughes » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:01 pm

Hi Pat
I might be able to help you out, will send you a message.
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Post by TL Foster » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:05 am

Pat Holscher wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:39 pm
Rats, those feeds only work in the UK.
Glad it's not just me. :oops:
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Post by roy elderkin » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:08 am

This would be the second time for the Australians. Unable to take their horses home from Southern Africa. For the lucky ones homes to go to, the rest a poor reflection, on how horses are treated in war. They give so much and ask little in return, in Africa the shear neglect during that conflict, shows the level to which we had gone down to. I am glad that what is left of my time that, I never will have to send another horse to war.

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Post by Pat Holscher » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:16 pm

Kurt Hughes wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:01 pm
Hi Pat
I might be able to help you out, will send you a message.
Kurt.
Kurt,

I've been so tied up at work I forgot to reply. I will soon.

I wish the BBC would just make these available to us colonials. Taking the results of the Revolution out on us this way just isn't fair.
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