Story: Horses

Great War Stories: Bess, war horse (2nd of 2)

This Great War Story tells of the experiences of the 10,000 horses who left New Zealand to take part in the First World War. Only four of them returned to New Zealand; Bess was one.

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Courtesy of Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kawanatanga and Alexander Turnbull Library

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How to cite this page:

Emma Meyer, 'Horses - War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/46401/great-war-stories-bess-war-horse (accessed 25 September 2017)

Story by Emma Meyer, published 24 Nov 2008