THE LOST WAR HORSES OF CAIRO

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The Lost War Horses Of Cairo

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN : 9781760638818
Genre : Nature
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In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital established by Dorothy, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules across Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Category: Nature

Dorothy Brooke And The Fight To Save Cairo S Lost War Horses

Author : Grant Hayter-Menzies
ISBN : 9781612349749
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in June 1883 to an aristocratic Scottish family, Dorothy Gibson-Craig was brought up with dogs and horses. In 1926 she married Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Brooke, recipient of the Distinguished Service Order in World War I and a writer on equine culture. She followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of malnourished and suffering former British war horses leading lives of backbreaking toil and misery. Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war's end, abandoned like used equipment too costly to send home. In Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo's Lost War Horses Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in Brooke's Old War Horse Memorial Hospital, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale. The legacy of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital and its founder endures today in the dozens of international Brooke animal-welfare facilities dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys, and mules across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The author, Grant Hayter-Menzies, is making a donation of 20% of the royalties from the book to The Brooke Hospital for Animals and 20% of the royalties to its affiliate in Egypt, Brooke Hospital for Animals (Egypt). Neither the author or the publisher receives any payment from Brooke or any other party in connection with sales of this book.The Brooke Hospital for Animals is a charity registered in England and Wales no. 1085760.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Burlesques From Cornhill To Grand Cairo Including Juvenilia

Author : William Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN : 9781596055254
Genre : Literary Collections
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Having examined the wounds in his side, legs, head, and throat, the old hermit (a skilful leech) knelt down by the side of the vanquished one and said, 'Sir Knight, it is my painful duty to state to you that you are in exceedingly dangerous condition, and will not probably survive.'-from "A Legend of the Rhine"Thackeray was one of the most popular writers of fiction of his time, but few readers are familiar with works beyond his 1847 novel Vanity Fair. This omnibus volume collects some of his lesser-known but equally vivid and delightfully caustic writing, including comic short novels sending up chivalrous romances, humorous poetry tweaking popular verse of the era, and a selection of letters and other writings from before his work as a professional man of letters. Complete with whimsical illustrations, some by the author, this is essential reading for lovers of 19th-century British literature.British journalist and novelist WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (1811-1863) was a regular contributor to some of the most prominent periodicals of his day, including Punch, where his satires of English snobbery attracted public attention and acclaim.
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Panzer Commanders Of The Western Front

Author : Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
ISBN : 9780811749220
Genre : History
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Detailed biographies of 5 panzer commanders. Describes what it's like to lead tank units in battle. Includes D-Day, Normandy, the campaign for France, the Battle of the Bulge, and the final battles in Germany.
Category: History

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author : Thomas Stewart Traill
ISBN : UCAL:C2649760
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Napoleon

Author : Andrew Roberts
ISBN : 9780698176287
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men. Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, he was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. Andrew Roberts’s Napoleon is the first one-volume biography to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon’s thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation. At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century. An award-winning historian, Roberts traveled to fifty-three of Napoleon’s sixty battle sites, discovered crucial new documents in archives, and even made the long trip by boat to St. Helena. He is as acute in his understanding of politics as he is of military history. Here at last is a biography worthy of its subject: magisterial, insightful, beautifully written, by one of our foremost historians.
Category: Biography & Autobiography