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Farrier, Cambridgeshire AA98_10862 Featured Animals: Horses Image

Farrier, Cambridgeshire AA98_10862

Soham, Cambridgeshire. A blacksmith, or farrier, shoeing a horse with a young boy looking on. Traditional skills and crafts are learned by starting young and through generations of experience. Here a young and attentive trainee is shown the finer points of shoeing a horse. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in May 1948

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Machine gun troop BL24191_008 Featured Animals: Horses Image

Machine gun troop BL24191_008

British cavalrymen from the 1st Life Guards with a Madsen Machine Rifle. A mounted soldier keeps the horses in the background. During the latter stages of the First World War British cavalry were expected to rapidly exploit break-throughs beyond enemy trench lines. They were equipped with light machine guns that could be deployed quickly. The Madsen was undergoing trials in London in May 1918, at the same time as this photograph was taken by Bedford Lemere and Co

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Battenberg princes at Osborne House D880027a Featured Animals: Horses Image

Battenberg princes at Osborne House D880027a

OSBORNE HOUSE, Isle of Wight. The Ryde Album. Princes Alexander (1886-1960) and Prince Maurice (1891-1914) of Battenberg, grandchildren of Queen Victoria and sons of Prince Henry and Princess Beatrice. Prince Maurice was killed at Ypres in the First World War. In 1917, in response to anti-German sentiment during the War, Prince Alexander renounced his princely title to become Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Carisbrooke. Here the two boys are shown at Osborne House - harnessed to their pony cart are Shetland ponies Tommy and Nellie

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