The "War Horse" film and play have been box office hits around the world - and now the WFA has got together with the National Army Museum to deliver a day conference which will explore the myths and realities of horses in the First World War.
The conference will be held at the National Army Museum on Saturday, 16 June 2012.
Have you seen the "War Horse" film or play?
- How close were they to the real experience of horses in the Great War?
- Where did all the horses come from?
- What was their main role?
- How useful were the cavalry?
- How were the horses treated?
- How was the film made?
Tickets can be purchased from the NAM Museum shop 020 7881 2240 or at www.nam.ac.uk
Programme of Events
10:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:40 ‘The Procurement of Horses for the War' - Dr Graham Winton
11:45 ‘Ally Sloper's Cavalry - Horses and Transport' - Andy Robertshaw
13:40 ‘Hoofprints in No-Man's Land' - David Kenyon
14:50 ‘The War Horses - The Welfare of Horses and their Fate after the War' - Simon Butler
16:15 ‘The Making of War Horse the Movie' - Andy Robertshaw
Read more and download the programme below.