2017. Item #16668
Hayter-Menzies, Grant. Dorothy Brooke and the Fight to Save Cairo's Lost War Horses. University of Nebraska Press 2017. 199p + 16p of photos. New hardcover in d.j. ** After World War I, the British army abandoned thousands of war horses in Cairo. In 1930 Dorothy Brooke (wife of equestrian author Geoffrey Brooke) discovered these "malnourished and suffering" animals "leading lives of backbreaking toil and misery." For the rest of her life she made it her mission to rescue mistreated horses. This well-researched book details her work, especially her founding of the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital (against great odds) and its ongoing legacy for animal welfare today. A tale of compassion and courage.