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Brave BESS and the ANZAC Horses

Brave BESS and the ANZAC Horses (Paperback)

By Brocker, Susan

Every year we celebrate our ANZAC heroes and commemorate the fallen at Gallipolli, wearing poppies in their memory every ANZAC Day. But there were other heroes and heroines of the First World War whose stories have remained largely untold - the horses shipped to the Middle East t...o carry our troops who fought in the desert. Privately owned, they were often farm horses who followed their masters to war, and who fought and suffered alongside them in atrocious conditions. Brave Bess was the only one to return, and in telling her story, Susan Brocker brings to life a little known aspect of our military history, which is both courageous and poignant. With superb black and white photographs including Bess herself, who is today commemorated by her own memorial, Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses celebrates the men and their mounts in an honest, ultimately challenging way, as the fate of the brave horses continues to sit uneasily with modern sensibilities. A compelling story in its own right, this book is also a superb teaching tool for anyone who wants to learn more about the First World War.
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ISBN 9781869507916
Published NZ 5 Mar 2010
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781869507916
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Harper Collins Publishers Australia Pty Ltd
Published 5 Mar 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brocker, Susan
Category Award Winning
True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 162
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 12mm
Dewey Code 940.41293
Weight 158g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress New Zealand, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Palestine, World War, 1914-1918 - New Zealand, World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Egypt - Sinai
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile