Bill the Bastard
The story of Australia's greatest war horse
Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together. They depended on each other for their survival. And when the chips were down, Bills heroic efforts and exceptional instincts in battle saved the lives of Shanahan and four of his men.
By September 1918, Bill the Bastard was known by the entire Light Horse force, who used his name not as an insult, but as a term of endearment. Bill had become a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzac mounted force. There was no other horse like Bill the Bastard.
288 pages; ISBN 9781743430309
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Title: Bill the Bastard
Author: Roland Perry
American Sniper 2012 US$ 7.99 400 pages