Morpurgo researched the subject further and learned that a million horses died on the British side; he extrapolated an overall figure of 10 million horse deaths on all sides. Of the million horses that were sent abroad from the U.K., only 62,000 returned, the rest dying in the war or slaughtered in France for meat.
Keeping this in consideration, did any horses die in war horse?
According to “War Horse” director Steven Spielberg, “Four million horses were killed in World War I and not just from shelling or gunfire, but from malnutrition and exposure.” Spielberg depicts that brutal reality in his new film, but despite the harrowing situations they face, the equine heroes of Spielberg’s latest
Also, what is the horse in war horse called? Joey
Also asked, did they use a real horse in War Horse?
Most of the scenes in Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic War Horse use real horses, but a couple of particularly animal-unfriendly scenes required the use of animatronics.
What happened to Joey the war horse?
At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.