Brave Bess and the ANZAC horses

Susan Brocker

A true story of courage and loyalty. Every year we celebrate our ANZAC heroes and commemorate those who fell at Gallipoli. But there were other heroes and heroines of the First World War whose stories have remained largely untold - the horses shipped to the Middle East to carry troops who fought in the desert. Privately owned, they were often farm horses who followed their masters to war, and who fought and suffered alongside them in atrocious conditions. Brave Bess was the only New Zealand horse to return. Susan Brocker brings to life a little known aspect of New Zealand military history, which is both courageous and poignant. This book is written for young readers and is also a superb teaching tool for anyone wanting to learn more about the First World War. Soft cover, photographs, 160 pages.