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Goodbye Old Man - Soldier and dying horse during WWI Featured WWI Animals Image

Goodbye Old Man - Soldier and dying horse during WWI

Goodbye Old Man is a striking image of a soldier bidding farewell to his fatally injured horse. Goodbye Old Man was commissioned by the Blue Cross in 1916 to raise money to help horses on active service.
The artist is Fortunino Matania and it is one of his most famous war-time illustrations. Fortunino Matania (1881 - 1963) was born in Naples.
During and after the war, his work adorned many a history book. During the 1st World War Matania mainly worked for the British magazine The Sphere as their star illustrator, usually producing one full page illustration or more per weekly issue.
He was also employed by the British government and commissioned by individual British regiments. He visited the front several times which allowed him to view wartime conditions at first hand and talk with soldiers about their experiences. From sketches and memory he could then finish a painting, often within a few days

© Mary Evans Picture Library

War Horse - illustration on postcard by George Ranstead Featured WWI Animals Image

War Horse - illustration on postcard by George Ranstead

Lovely illustration of a noble looking horse, with a plough harness around its neck. Drawn by amateur soldier artist, George Ranstead, at the time of World War One, many horses used for the land were requisitioned by the Army.
circa 1916

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

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