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Riding Into War

Riding Into War

The Memoir of a Horse Transport Driver, 1916-1919
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On the ghastly battlefields of the First World War, Jimmie Johnston drove teams of pack horses carrying ammunition and guns to the front lines and endured nearly three years under constant artillery fire.

Two decades after the war ended, Johnston wrote this memoir of his wartime experiences - in which he marvels at how even in the face of horror and suffering, his sense of humour rarely deserted him. The scenes he relates destroyed many men's sanity, but Johnston's ability to laugh and the practical need to care for his horses contributed to his post-war recovery.

Author: James Robert Johnston
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: October 1st, 2004
# of Pages: 112