The War Horses Day is Coming, Daily Racing Form, 1915-10-10


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■ e t ■- 1- , 1 ■" • g t e 1- d THE WAR HORSES DAY IS COMING. One of tlie assured results of the European war f will lie a further illustration of Professor Raw linsons statement of historical fact that since the time of the Assyrians pre-eminence among the nations ,,f the world has been coincident with, and largely dependent ii|H»n. the possession of the best t horses. fter a year of trench warfare it needs s no military exi ert to :ee the day of the horse . at hand. Motor transport, and the greatly ,• extended use of the bicycle and motorcycle, serve i- necessary purposes, and are of extreme military value, but when the war reaches the open stage e a charge of bicvcle riders will not take the place I of a charge of iavalry. As to the nearness of the change in conditions, there is opportune significance C in the reply of the luder Secretary for War. Mr.Ten- nant. to a question in tlie House of Commons Mr. . Basil Peso M P. for Devizes, had asked if the e War Office could not help the farmers at home by I allowing them the use of horses taken over by the I army but not vet required for war service. Ihe e luder Secretary of War. iu reply pointed out that: The demand for Ihe horses might come like a a thi-T in the night, and he War office might no: be able to get I hem back in time.— Toronto Clobe. =

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