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Wednesday 29th April

History - Horses in World War I.

 

As we already know, horses were in demand in World War I. Under the 'Horse Mobilisation Scheme,' farms and families could be forced to sell their horses to the Army. Many people didn't want to give up their horses as they feared they would suffer or that they would never see them again.

 

Read this letter to Lord Kitchener (Secretary of State for War) from a little girl Freda Hewlett who did not want to give up her pony 'Betty.'

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099436/The-real-War-Horse-1914-letter-written-children-Lord-Kitchener-stop-pet-carted-trenches.html

 

Your task is to write a letter to Lord Kitchener to explain why you don't want your horse to be taken to go to war. Try to remember letter layout, but focus more on the content of the letter.

 

Use this link top help your WWI research:

https://www.nam.ac.uk/subjects/horses

 

 

 

 

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