A real-life War Horse story about a young soldier called Albert and his wartime work with horses is to be unveiled for everyone to enjoy in the War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition.
The remarkable career of Londoner Albert Driscoll, and the heroic horses he served with during the First World War, scooped first place in our War Horse competition. This competition, inspired by Michael Morpurgo’s novel, was a joint partnership between the National Army Museum and the family history website Ancestry.co.uk. Entrants were asked to share their families’ own wartime experiences of working with horses and mules on farms or the front line.
Like Morpurgo’s novel, Albert’s story, submitted by his grandson Sandy Driscoll, is rich in heroism, adventure and features a poignant ending.