New Vid, old song! -The Horses Stay Behind

In World War One Australia and New Zealand shipped thousands of horses to the middle east.
When the fighting was over they were commanded to leave them behind… as the government “couldn’t afford to bring them back home.”.. As the troops had a low opinion of how the locals treated animals generally, most couldn’t bring themselves to leave the animals behind- especially after four years relying on the horse to survive. Check out The Broken Years- by Bill Gammage for the story. There’s a kiwi version of the story also but i can’t locate my book at this stage…..
Based on the poem by Trooper Bluegum

3 thoughts on “New Vid, old song! -The Horses Stay Behind”

  1. Buck! Are you still managing this site? There just doesn’t seem to be much recent activity, anyway I wanted to get in touch as I’m definitely back in NZ in April and was thinking of coming down your way. Email me on (deleted) if you get this message.

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