The remarkable true story of an amazing and loyal donkey.
The true story of a small brown donkey called Murphy, chosen to be an ‘ambulance’ in WW1, bringing wounded soldiers over the hilly, craggy terrain to the field hospital. The donkey served his soldier Simpson well and never gave up or complained; he worked to the point of exhaustion, saving hundreds of lives.
At the end of the battle, when the time came for the donkeys to be sold on to locals, Simpson was desperate to protect Murphy – fixing a brown luggage label to Murphy’s harness saying ‘NOT for sale’.
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Isabel George is a writer, journalist and PR, who has worked with animal charities, and particularly the PDSA, for many years. She has previously written for children and has also worked with the Imperial War Museum on various events and exhibitions connected with the Animals at War theme.
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