Horsing the British Army, 1914-18

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London
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This event ended on Friday 8th of February 2019
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FREE, Booking is recommended.

Venue Information

National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HT

Nearest Stations

Sloane Square 0.47 miles

Website

https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/horsing-british-army-1914-18

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Dr Graham Winton will discuss the challenges of supplying and caring for horses during the First World War.

At the start of the 20th century, the Army reorganised its remount and veterinary services to address shortcomings identified during the Boer War (1899-1902). It also created a horse mobilisation scheme, including a new system to fully integrate mechanical and horse transport.

The effectiveness of this system was demonstrated at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, when the military horse establishment was increased seven times over.

In this talk, Dr Graham Winton looks at the challenges of supplying and caring for British Army horses at a time of unprecedented demand.

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