The War Horse novel was written from the of view of Joey the horse, it was first published in 1982 and was the runner up for the Whitbread book award that year.
War Horse feature film was released on the 25th December in 2011, directed by Steven Spielberg, the screenplay was created by Curtis and Lee Hall. War Horse grossed $156,815,529 at the box office.
During the first world war over 8 million horse lost their lives, 1 million from the UK, most horses did not return from the front, as the cost of returning them was greater than there value.
A radio adaptation of war horse was released in 2008, staring Bob Hoskins, Timothy Spall and Brend Blethyn.