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Australia + New Zealand Festival: The Waler: Australia's Great War Horse

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King’s College London, Kings Cross

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Australia + New Zealand Festival: The Waler: Australia's Great War Horse

Travel on the long road to Damascus with this tale of a legendary war

There are some pretty rare movie screenings going on down at Kings College, and this one's truly epic. The Waler tells of the legend of the 130,000 horses that served in the Great War of 1914-18, carrying their soldiers to victory. - Journey through the Australia outback, the Indian Ocean, Egypt, Gallipoli, and the desert of the Middle East - Delving into the history of two celebrated partnerships; Michael Shanahan and Bill The Bastard, and Guy Haydon and Midnight - Created from a mix of archival footage, re-enactment and contemporary interviews - Screened as part of the Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature and Arts Prepare for an eye-opening story of the Walers' colonial origins, gallant service and their shameful fate.

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