With the New Year release of Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse Gervase Phillips explores the true story of the horses and mules that served the British army during the First World War.
Gervase Phillips examines the extent and significance of an often misunderstood phenomenon.
Gervase Phillips points out the limitations in a common interpretation.
Gervase Phillips explains how and why Henry so badly mishandled his relations with the Scots.
Historians have often stressed the modernity of America’s Civil War. Yet Gervase Phillips argues that the dependence on often weary, sickly horses on both sides in the war had a significant impact on the development, and final outcome of, the struggle.