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Remembering the real war horses

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NEXT year sees the release of a film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel ‘War Horse’. An exhibition, ‘War Horse, fact and fiction’, currently being held at the National Army Museum in London, explores both the novel and the contribution of horses to supporting soldiers on the battlefield alongside real-life stories of war horses and the soldiers who depended on them.

The Blue Cross is among those to have contributed material for the exhibition. Founded as Our Dumb Friends League in 1897, the charity gained its current name through its work helping animals in both the first and second World Wars. A …

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