Saturday, June 22, 2013

War Horses

A British horse team lies dead in a Belgian street in 1915, having been hit by a German shell.

The photograph appeared in the July 10, 1915, issue of The War Illustrated, with the following caption:

The ghastly harvest of a German shell. Tragic scene immediately after the explosion of an enemy shell near a British transport wagon in a Belgian street. All four horses are dead, but though the wagon still stands, the driver was hurled from his seat and seriously wounded. He is seen pluckily attempting to rise, as a comrade reaches his side.

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