Tag - A Man, A Woman, and the War to End All Wars

Tag - A Man, A Woman, and the War to End All Wars


Romance and drama set in the First World War
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ISBN: 9781921372766Format: SoftcoverSeries: AustralianPages: 373Country of Origin: AustraliaAuthor: Heard, BarryPublisher: ScribeAge Group: AdultSize: 15.5 x 23
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Equitainment's Comments

I've just finished this book an thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a bit of a history buff, so I always enjoy an accurate historical novel and this one certainly didn't let me down.

It begins as a peaceful story of country life in rural Australia at the turn of the 19th century. The story's hero Tag and his best friends spend their childhood days going to school, working on their parent's farms and riding through the bush. This unlikely group of misfits all form the strongest of bonds and friendship through their great love of horses. Their lives are changed in ways they could never possibly imagine when they all join the Australian Lighthorse and head to Egypt for the adventure of a lifetime in World War I.

The horrors that both the humans and horses faced in the trench warfare of the First World War is unimaginable. And it wasn't only those fighting on the front lines who suffered either. The doctors, nurses, orderlys and medics who had to retrieve and deal with the never ending line of casualties in the most primitive of conditions, must have been the most extra-ordinary group of people.

If you're interested in the Australian Light Horse, and the conditions they faced and fought under, then this is a novel you will thoroughly enjoy. There are also some great photo's on the authors' website, showing how they fixed gas masks to the horses, and the field ambulances they had to pull through waist deep mud.

I'm strongly recommending Tag, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Jody xxx

Product Overview

As a lad in the high country of eastern Victoria, Tag Wardell shows an extraordinary gift with animals: he is followed to school by his pets; his rapport with his horse, Dimble, becomes the talk of the district.

And he even manages to befriend a mob of brumbies during an adventure with his schoolmates in the Dargo high plains.

Later, when he becomes a blacksmith, locals come to watch him at work, amazed at his ability to calm the meanest of nags. But 1914 brings war, and the government's patriotic fervour entices Tag and his mates to join the Light Horse regiment.

For Tag, war begins as an adventure. On the convoy to Egypt, he is quickly singled out to help distressed horses. Then, while on leave in Cairo, he meets Jill a nurse, but their brief romance is cut short as Gallipoli looms. Tag's life spirals into one of survival in the day-to-day madness of the trenches.

In the years that follow, Tag comes up against conditions that are terrible for man and beast, and he discovers the hardship and joy that come with wartime love. In the face of it all, his unique abilities bring about essential changes in the handling of horses under fire - and expose him to death and disaster.

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