WARHORSE - MICHAEL MORPURGO
Another loan from the Liz library! And another horse biography, written predominantly from the horses point of view. I initially noted a main character happened to be a bellringer, somewhat partial to the tenor - which reminds me on my youth when I rang church bells and used to enjoy ringing the tenors, myself.
The story details a Lassie-style separation of horse from master, then the adventures and misfortunes that befall the horse, before a reuniting, leading to a heart-grasping end.
Older readers may note the passage where the two sides show white flags and meet in the midst of the battle to rescue the wandering lost horse - and how this shows the way war encourages mindless men to fight and kill one another because their governments brainwashed them into the 'necessity' of doing so, but how they only want to go home and live happy lives, themselves - how everyday people are peace-seeking, but governments cause trouble and demand support - and how friend and foe may both have a kind heart when it comes to animals.