Our Horses in Egypt (Paperback)
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Short Description for Our Horses in Egypt Presents the story of a war horse Philomena who served faithfully, charging the dervishes in the Western Desert and enduring the privations of Allenby's campaign in Palestine. This book shows how she was sold off in Cairo among the 22,000 horses left behind by the War Office and her re-union with her family - Romney, a war widow and her daughter.
- Published: 06 May 2008
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099458968 ISBN 10: 0099458969
- Sales rank: 78,001
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Philomena is requisitioned from a Dorset field in the summer of 1914, and serves with the yeomanry in Egypt and Palestine until the end of the First World War. But she doesn't come back to England: thousands of British Army horses are sold off locally. Faint news of her reaches Griselda Romney, her old owner. The impulsive Griselda, taking with her little Amabel and, of course, Nanny, sails for Egypt - to find Philomena and bring her home.