During the War I Rode a Horse

During the War I Rode a Horse
Title During the War I Rode a Horse PDF eBook
Author Lyle Vincent Murphy
Publisher AuthorHouse
Total Pages 246
Release 2011-11-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1467894729

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The book tells the story of the 10th Australian Light Horse during World War One. It takes the reader on a journey with the first enlisted men from West Australia from their enlistment, through training at Black Boy Hill, their encampment at Meadi, Egypt, the call to Gallipoli and then the slow process of taking the Sinai, the drive through Beersheba to Jerusalem and finally their capture of Damascus. The war for the 10th did not stop here because they had to maintain the peace. Eventually the men returned home. The story is told through the eyes of the author's father,Trooper Herman John Murphy. With a mixture of well researched fact added to a little fiction the Author takes a fresh look at an old topic capturing the essence of the Anzac: Courage, Mateship, Initiative, Self Reliance, Sense of Humour and very little respect for authority and military protocol. The underlying message of the book is the meaningless waste of human life in war.

Ghost Riders

Ghost Riders
Title Ghost Riders PDF eBook
Author Mark Felton
Publisher Da Capo Press
Total Pages 304
Release 2018-10-02
Genre History
ISBN 0306825600

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It is April 1945 and the world's most prized horses are about to be slaughtered... As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun by the Soviets. Locked up, the report says, are over a thousand horses, including the entire herd of white Lipizzaner's from Vienna's Spanish Riding School, as well as Europe's finest Arabian stallions--stolen to create an equine "master race." The horses are worth millions and, if the starving Red Army reaches the stables first, they will kill the horses for rations. The Americans, under the command of General George Patton, whose love of horses was legendary, decide to help the Germans save the majestic creatures. So begins "Operation Cowboy," as GIs join forces with surrendered German soldiers and liberated prisoners of war to save the world's finest horses from fanatical SS soldiers and the ruthless Red Army in an extraordinary battle during the last few days of the war in Europe. This is an epic untold story from the waning days of World War II. Drawing from newly unearthed archival material, family archives held by descendants of the participants, and interviews with many of the participants published throughout the years, Ghost Riders is the definitive account of this truly unprecedented and moving story of kindness and compassion at the close of humanity's darkest hour.

During the War I Rode a Horse

During the War I Rode a Horse
Title During the War I Rode a Horse PDF eBook
Author Lyle Vincent Murphy
Publisher
Total Pages 200
Release 2009-12-01
Genre
ISBN 9780980626704

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The Horse-Riding Adventure of Sybil Ludington, Revolutionary War Messenger

The Horse-Riding Adventure of Sybil Ludington, Revolutionary War Messenger
Title The Horse-Riding Adventure of Sybil Ludington, Revolutionary War Messenger PDF eBook
Author Marsha Amstel
Publisher Graphic Universe
Total Pages 36
Release 2010-10-01
Genre Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 0761370730

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In 1777, on a cold and stormy night in the New York Colony, 16-year-old Sybil Ludington makes a dangerous and difficult ride to warn the local militiamen that the British Army is looting and burning nearby Danbury, Connecticut. Simultaneous.

Warrior

Warrior
Title Warrior PDF eBook
Author Jack Seely
Publisher
Total Pages 0
Release 2011
Genre Cavalry horses
ISBN 9781908216106

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Chronicles the history of the thoroughbred war horse Warrior and his owner General Jack Seely and shares the adventures that they had during the infamous Western Front.

The Perfect Horse

The Perfect Horse
Title The Perfect Horse PDF eBook
Author Elizabeth Letts
Publisher Delacorte Press
Total Pages 290
Release 2019-02-12
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0525644741

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In this inspiring young readers adaptation of the New York Times bestseller, one American troop will save the world's most precious horses during the final stretch of World War II. When American Colonel Hank Reed and his soldiers captures a German spy, they uncover an unexpected secret: Hitler has kidnapped the world's finest purebred horses and hidden them in a secret Czechoslovakian breeding farm. But, starving Russian troops are drawing closer and the horses face the danger of becoming food instead. With little time to spare, the small American troop cross enemy lines to heroically save some of the world's most treasured animals. Elizabeth Letts details the terrifying truth of Hitler's eugenics program during World War II and shares the story of the courageous American troop dedicated to stopping it. Highlighting bravery in the face of incredible odds, this tale will shed light on a little-known piece of our past and speak to history fans and animal lovers of every age. ★ "Spellbinding...a must-read." —Booklist, Starred review A Junior Library Guild Selection

From Horses to Horsepower

From Horses to Horsepower
Title From Horses to Horsepower PDF eBook
Author Alexander Bielakowski
Publisher Fonthill Media
Total Pages 333
Release 2019-09-08
Genre History
ISBN

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Following World War I, horse cavalry entered a period during which it fought for its very existence against mechanized vehicles. On the Western Front, the stalemate of trench warfare became the defining image of the war throughout the world. While horse cavalry remained idle in France, the invention of the tank and its potential for success led many non-cavalry officers to accept the notion that the era of horse cavalry had passed. During the interwar period, a struggle raged within the U.S. Cavalry regarding its future role, equipment, and organization. Some cavalry officers argued that mechanized vehicles supplanted horses as the primary means of combat mobility within the cavalry, while others believed that the horse continued to occupy that role. The response of prominent cavalry officers to this struggle influenced the form and function of the U.S. Cavalry during World War II.