Breverton's First World War Curiosities

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Thanks to Michael Morpurgo's War Horse, it is now well known that horses were extensively used in the First World War - but so were dogs, camels and oxen, all classified as 'horses' by the British Army for ease of bureaucracy. This historical miscellany reveals hundreds of interesting and unusual facts about the Great War, and includes profiles of key figures and summaries of major events in the conflict.

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Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Terry is the author of many books for Amberley on many subjects, including: Owain Glyndwr, Richard III, Jasper Tudor, Owen Tudor, Tudor recipes, Henry VII, Welsh history and the First World War. He lives near Maesycrugiau in Carmarthenshire.

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