War Horse (War Horse, #1) by Michael MorpurgoA powerful tale of war, redemption and a heros journey.
In 1914, Joey, a beautiful bay-red foal with a distinctive cross on his nose, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on the Western Front. With his officer, he charges toward the enemy, witnessing the horror of the battles in France. But even in the desolation of the trenches, Joeys courage touches the soldiers around him and he is able to find warmth and hope. But his heart aches for Albert, the farmers son he left behind. Will he ever see his true master again?
The Making of Joey
'War Horse' Director Steven Spielberg Says Animal Safety Was A Top Concern
War Horse is a war drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis , based on Michael Morpurgo 's novel of the same name and its play adaptation. DreamWorks Pictures acquired the film rights to the novel in December , with Spielberg announced to direct the film in May Having directed many films set during the Second World War , it was his first film to tackle the events of World War I. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures and released worldwide by Touchstone Pictures , War Horse became a box-office success  and was met with positive reviews. In , a bay Thoroughbred is born in Devon , England. Their son Albert Jeremy Irvine , accompanied by his best friend Andrew, names the colt Joey, and teaches him to come when he imitates an owl's call.
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If you are a horse lover you have no doubt heard or seen the epic movie War Horse by now. - According to "War Horse" director Steven Spielberg, "Four million horses were killed in World War I and not just from shelling or gunfire, but from malnutrition and exposure. Extra care was taken in a climactic sequence in which a horse is caught up in barbed wire in No Man's Land.