Horses in ‘The War Illustrated’, 1914-1918.

The Pitiable Martyrdom of Man’s Faithful Friend: Portrayals of the Soldier and his Horse in The War Illustrated, 1914 to 1918.

The War Illustrated emerged in 1914 as an illustrated newspaper dedicated solely to coverage of events during the First World War. Unlike the established broadsheets, The War Illustrated was affordable and targeted at the ‘busy’ reader. Packed with illustrations and photographs, and with dramatic stories of bravery and excitement, readers were able to follow events as they unfolded week-by-week. This gave more people in Britain access to written news about the War’s progress, but also to illustrated and photographic images of what war looked like – and portrayals of soldiers and horses were prominent in this coverage…

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‘The Farrier in the Fray’, The War Illustrated, 25thSeptember 1914. Reproduced with the permission of Time Inc. UK.

 

Read the full article at: 

https://pethistories.wordpress.com/2018/04/03/the-pitiable-martyrdom-of-mans-faithful-friend-portrayals-of-the-soldier-and-his-horse-in-the-war-illustrated-1914-to-1918/

 

 

 

 

Author: janeflynnsenseandsentimentality

I am an independent researcher and writer affiliated to The University of Derby, UK. I was awarded a PhD in 2016 for my thesis: 'Sense and Sentimentality: The Soldier-Horse Relationship in the Great War'.

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