Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The horse in war

Horses were bombed in the war too; this picture, of Doreen Mason, land girl, and the horse Spitfire, was taken in August 1941, and is part of the Imperial War Museum image collection.  Spitfire was a victim of the Blitz which flattened much of London docklands, and was evacuated to Essex.  He was left unmanageable by his experiences, but Doreen succeeded in overcoming his fears.

Many thanks to Rosemary Hall for telling me about this image.

1 comment:

Gillian said...

What a good story that is to hear. It would make a great plot for a pony book.