Brave Bess and the ANZAC Horses - download pdf or read online

By Susan Brocker

ISBN-10: 0730446050

ISBN-13: 9780730446057

Every yr we have a good time our ANZAC heroes and commemorate the fallen at Gallipolli, donning poppies of their reminiscence each ANZAC Day. yet there have been different heroes and heroines of the 1st global warfare whose tales have remained principally untold - the horses shipped to the center East to hold our troops who fought within the desolate tract. Privately owned, they have been frequently farm horses who their masters to war, and who fought and suffered along them in atrocious stipulations. courageous Bess was once the one one to return, and in telling her story, Susan Brocker brings to existence a bit identified point of our army history, that's either brave and poignant. With really good black and white photos together with Bess herself, who's at the present time venerated via her personal memorial, courageous Bess and the ANZAC Horses celebrates the boys and their mounts in an honest, eventually difficult way, because the destiny of the courageous horses keeps to take a seat uneasily with modern...

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The noise swelled. Bess and Flame staggered to their feet. The whole line of horses began to tug at their lead ropes. Flame’s rider tried to calm them, but Flame only tossed her head higher. ‘Hey, it’s OK,’ her young trooper soothed. He looked around, straining to hear or see what was upsetting them. ‘Something’s worrying the horses,’ he said to another holder. ‘It’s only the gunfire,’ the holder said. ’ Flame broke free from the picket line and trotted back and forth in front of the men, still tossing her head.

The troopers led the horses to makeshift shelters shaded with rush matting. They tied Bess up alongside her shipmates: steady Jack on one side, fiery Flame on the other. Bess had rested up for a few days when she heard a familiar, friendly voice. ’ It was her master, Major Guy Powles. Her previous owners had gifted Bess to the Wellington Mounted Rifles at the outbreak of war, and she’d been allotted to the Major. They’d gotten to know each other at training camp back home. He had a soft voice and gentle hands.

Bess’s master urged her into a brisk trot as the squadrons surged towards the ridge. The long line of horses trotted side by side at first, so close that the knees of their riders rubbed. Bess could feel their massed heat as they chucked their heads and yanked against their reins. Suddenly Flame reared high and squealed, and all the horses broke into a wild gallop. Bess joined them, her master’s legs gripping her surging sides. Machine-gun fire cracked over their heads and bullets thudded into the sand.

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