SK4003 : Wicker warhorse, Market Bosworth

taken 3 years ago, near to Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Wicker warhorse, Market Bosworth
Wicker warhorse, Market Bosworth
Located here. LinkExternal link An information board shows:

THE ULTIMATE WAR MACHINE.
The roll call of horses
Supply horses 220,187
Supply mules 219,509
Riding horses 111,171
Gun carriage horses 87,557
Cavalry horses 75,342

World War I was a war of rapid technological innovation, with aircraft, tanks and poison gas used in battle for the first time. But behind this modern machinery stood the humble horse, providing the backbone to vast logistical operations of armies on both sides.

By November 1918, half of the British Army's horses were in France. The rest were spread across the Balkans, Middle East, Egypt, Italy and the UK. Supply horses and mules were used to move ammunition, general supplies and ambulances. Riding horses were ridden by soldiers behind, and sometimes even on, the front line. Teams of gun horses pulled artillery pieces.

The colours used in the floral displays either side of the warhorse are red, black and grey, the Regimental colours of the 17th of Foot Regiment which later became the Leicestershire Regiment.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4084 0307 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.4318N 1:23.8878W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4084 0307
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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