The Lost War Horses of Cairo

The Passion of Dorothy Brooke

Author: Grant Hayter-Menzies

Publisher: Atlantic Books


Category: Nature

Page: 176

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In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital established by Dorothy, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo’s Lost War Horses

Author: Grant Hayter-Menzies

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 674

"A biography of Dorothy Brooke (1883-1955), who founded the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo to rescue the horses left behind by British forces during the Great War."--Provided by publisher.

TIMES OF WAR & PERIL - The Historical Novels Series (Illustrated Edition)

80+ Thriller & Action Adventure Novels: Out on the Pampas, The Young Buglers, Boy Knight, True to the Old Flag, The Dragon and the Raven…

Author: G. A. Henty

Publisher: e-artnow


Category: Fiction

Page: 21417

View: 916

e-artnow presents to you this unique historical collection with action adventure tales from all over the world. This carefully crafted and meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Out on the Pampas The Young Franc-Tireurs The Young Buglers The Cornet of Horse In Times of Peril Winning His Spurs (Boy Knight) Friends Though Divided Jack Archer Under Drake's Flag By Sheer Pluck With Clive in India In Freedom's Cause St. George For England True to the Old Flag The Young Colonists The Dragon and the Raven For Name and Fame The Lion of the North Through the Fray The Bravest of the Brave The Young Carthaginian With Wolfe in Canada Bonnie Prince Charlie For the Temple In the Reign of Terror Orange and Green Captain Bayley's Heir The Cat of Bubastes The Curse of Carne's Hold The Lion of St. Mark By Pike and Dyke One of the 28th With Lee in Virginia By England's Aid By Right of Conquest Chapter of Adventures Maori and Settler The Dash For Khartoum Held Fast for England Redskin and Cowboy Beric the Briton Condemned as a Nihilist In Greek Waters Rujub, the Juggler A Jacobite Exile Saint Bartholomew's Eve Through the Sikh War In the Heart of the Rockies When London Burned A Girl of the Commune Wulf The Saxon A Knight of the White Cross Through Russian Snows The Tiger of Mysore At Agincourt On the Irrawaddy With Cochrane the Dauntless Colonel Thorndyke's Secret A March on London With Frederick the Great With Moore at Corunna Among Malay Pirates At Aboukir and Acre Both Sides the Border The Lost Heir Under Wellington's Command In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers No Surrender! A Roving Commission Won by the Sword In the Irish Brigade Out With Garibaldi With Buller in Natal At the Point of the Bayonet To Herat and Cabul With Roberts to Pretoria The Treasure of the Incas With Kitchener in the Soudan With the British Legion Through Three Campaigns With the Allies to Pekin By Conduct and Courage

The American Conflict

A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64

Author: Horace Greeley



Category: Slavery


View: 470

The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News






View: 955

The War of the Rebellion

A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

Author: United States. War Department



Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 815

View: 475

Series I: Contains the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed is to be accompanied by an Atlas. In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence, etc., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow (first Union and next Confederate) in chronological order. Volume XIV. 1885. (Vol. 14, Chap. 26) Chapter XXVI - Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida. Apr 12, 1862-Jun 11, 1863.

Michael Morpurgo: War Child to War Horse

Author: Maggie Fergusson

Publisher: HarperCollins UK


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 541

The life of Michael Morpurgo, as a biography, and autobiographical stories.

The Horizon Book of Lost Worlds

Author: Marshall B. Davidson

Publisher: New York : American Heritage Publishing Company; book trade distribution by Doubleday


Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 431

View: 318

Includes material on the ancient civilization of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Sumer, Babylonia, the Indus river, Crete, Mycenae, and Anatolia. Also includes material on the Minoans, Etruscans, Khmers, and Maya.

Newmarket & Arabia

An Examination of the Descent of Racers and Coursers

Author: Roger D. Upton

Publisher: London : Henry S. King & Company


Category: Arabian horse

Page: 211

View: 573

Iowa in War Times

Author: Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers



Category: Iowa

Page: 615

View: 425

615 pages. Green cover. Soiled. Acidification.