The Passion of Dorothy Brooke: Grant Hayter-Menzies
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Grant Hayter-Menzies shares the inspirational journey of Dorothy Brooke, founder of The Brooke Charity. Grant has written a book about the incredible bravery, courage and dedication of Dorothy in her fight to save thousands of war horses, which led to her legacy today in The Brooke Charity. A truly remarkable story, Grant shares stories which are heart wrenching but inspirational and if you don’t know who Dorothy is now, then you will be desperate to hail this woman a hero after hearing Dorothy’s plight.
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In 1930 wealthy Scottish socialite Dorothy Brooke followed her new husband to Cairo, where she discovered thousands of suffering former British war horses leading lives of toil and misery.Brought to the Middle East by British forces during the Great War, these ex-cavalry horses had been left behind at the war’s end, abandoned as used equipment too costly to send home. Grant Hayter-Menzies chronicles not only the lives and eventual rescue of these noble creatures, who after years of deprivation and suffering found respite in the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital established by Dorothy, but also the story of the challenges of founding and maintaining an animal-rescue institution on this scale.