Horses in World War 1 – Part 1, 2, 3, and 4 – How Horses Won World War One (The Real War Horse of World War One)

If the suffering and sacrifice of the horses and mules in World War One doesn’t break your heart and bring tears to your eyes, then you don’t love horses and your aren’t human.

On this Memorial Day, remember the horses who died in World War One to save Western Civilization.

This film is not for the weak of heart. It is shocking and, in the end, quite moving.

From “AnimalMojo” on YouTube:

“8 million horses died in the First World War. At the end of the war, those that could not be re-homed were shot and processed as commodities. Further evidence, if it were needed, of the insanity of war.”

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3 Responses to Horses in World War 1 – Part 1, 2, 3, and 4 – How Horses Won World War One (The Real War Horse of World War One)

  1. I am so glad that on this Memorial Day you found something very special to remember. As horses have been in my family since time immemorial, I can honestly say I am shocked and rather saddened to hear just how many were needed in England during the Great War. Very few people realize today the sheer sacrifice our ancestors had to make and this video clearly shows both this as well as the wherewithal utilized as horseman during World War 1. Excellent video!

  2. Marianne says:

    if i want to open the video’s a message says that the video doesn’t exist

    is this correct

    thx for y’re answer


    • Dan Gilmore says:

      Interesting. Apparently the person who posted that to YouTube deleted their account, along with the videos. I’ll have to find out if there is another source for those videos and edit the links accordingly. Thanks for the heads up about the missing videos.

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