THE OLD CAMPAIGNERS
CAMELS, MULES, DONKEYS AND WALER HORSES
BY JILL MATHER
This book is a companion volume to "Forgotten Heroes - The Australian Waler Horse" published in 2007. It it records the roles of the Horse, Camel, Mule and Donkey in assisting the Australian and New Zealand soldiers in warfare.
These animals played a vital part in carrying supplies, ferrying the wounded, hauling the guns and carts, and endearing themselves to their handlers - at times belatedly.
They were bombed, wounded, starved, beaten and ignored. They were also loved and admired, their hardy little bodies plodding on through the desert or struggling, belly deep in thick mud. It's a story that wrenches at the heart of all those who love animals.
These animals did their part as they struggled along the Kokoda Track. They toiled through the swamps of the York Peninsula and the "top end" of Australia.
This book has a substantial number of rare photographs and information, especially regarding the use of Waler horses in World War Two.
Please direct any enquiries to Jill Mather clearly stating "BOOK ORDER REQUEST":-
Phone 02 - 4351 1387
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Please send a cheque for the correct amount to:-
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Jill that you found out about her
book via Peter Dunn's "Australia @ War" web site
© Peter Dunn 2015
This page first produced 21 March 2009
This page last updated 21 November 2015