Horses for courses

Robert-Ian Caldwell


The film 'War Horse' reminded me of previous prejudices and an episode where I met veterinary surgeon Hunteler. We suddenly came to realise that in late 1942, during the 2nd battle of El Alamein, he was looking after the horses of Rommel’s army on one hillside, while medical officer Caldwell, my late father, was tending the wounded on the opposing hillside.

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Robert-Ian Caldwell, Natal

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War; Horse

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(7):604.

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Date submitted: 2012-04-04
Date published: 2012-06-20

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