War Horse help required!

(7 Posts)
HellesBelles396 Fri 22-Feb-13 17:12:00

DS has homework to write a letter from Joey to Albert. He needs to include their addresses. Any ideas what these might be? nothing sent home eg copy of book to help find these so I'm relying on mnetters to show mercy smile

TwllBach Fri 22-Feb-13 17:19:42

I'm petty certain Albert lives in Devon. Joey was in France for a whole Italy, I think for a time and maybe even somewhere else!

How old is DS? Is he of googling age?

TheNebulousBoojum Fri 22-Feb-13 17:28:09
HellesBelles396 Fri 22-Feb-13 17:28:32

Not responsibly! grin

Thank you - any idea of towns?

TheNebulousBoojum Fri 22-Feb-13 17:37:29

I don't know about France, but at the end of the book, the band that plays in the village comes from Hatherleigh.

TheNebulousBoojum Fri 22-Feb-13 17:53:12

I've just checked through the book, and there doesn't seem to be a specific location mentioned in France, but there is a lot of discussion about No Man's Land, several scenes are set there.

'In World War I, no man's land was often ranged from several hundred yards to in some cases less than 10 yards.[6] Heavily defended by machine guns, mortars, artillery and riflemen on both sides, it was often riddled with barbed wire and rudimentary improvised land mines, as well as corpses and wounded soldiers who were not able to make it across the sea of explosions and fire. The area was usually devastated by the warfare, carnage and remains of the artillery. It was open to fire from the opposing trenches and hard going generally slowed down any attempted advance. However, not only were soldiers forced to cross no man's land when advancing, and as the case might be when retreating, but after an attack the stretcher bearers would need to go out into it to bring in the wounded. No man's land remained as a feature of the battlefield until near the end of World War I, when open warfare became possible.'

HellesBelles396 Fri 22-Feb-13 18:40:05

Brill - lots of info coming in - thanks everyone. I told ds that mn would come to the rescue but he didn't believe me and wanted me to take him into town to buy the book then read it to tell him the address!

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