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This review is from: War Horse (Kindle Edition)This is a book which has so much to say to so many people. As an adult I enjoyed it immensely yet it is also a book I would want any of my children to read.
At face level it is the simple story of a horse, sold by its owner in the UK to serve the military in Europe in the 1WW. The fortunes of war mean that at different times, it serves both the allies and the Germans. The horse himself tells the tale. He is totally non-judgemental - only commenting on the stark differences between those who treat him with kindness and understanding, and those who do not. Yet his understated, matter-of-fact descriptions of horrendous episodes of the war also bears powerful testimony to the utter futility and mindless stupidity of warfare.