Story: Horses

Eating on the run

Eating on the run

These horses, in the New Zealand Howitzer Battery artillery unit, in France, May 1917, had no time to be unharnessed for feeding. They may have had to be ready to move the large guns at short notice. During the First World War, military horses were often underfed and overworked.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection
Reference: 1/4-009455; G
Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders

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Emma Meyer, 'Horses - War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/19285/eating-on-the-run (accessed 21 September 2017)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008