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  • Bill the Bastard

  • The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse
  • By: Roland Perry
  • Narrated by: David Tredinnick
  • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Bill was massive. He had power, intelligence, and unmatched courage. In performance and character he stood above all the other 200,000 Australian horses sent to the Middle East in the Great War. But as war horses go he had one serious problem. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. Some even thought Bill took a sneering pleasure in watching would-be riders hit the dust. Bill the Bastard is the remarkable tale of a bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount. They fought together.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant book

  • By Eric on 17-08-2015

Fantastic story and fantastic bravery

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-2017

Incredible story that was very well told. This story is a real history eye opener. I don't know why Bill the Bastard and Micheal Shanahan have not been house hold names. Would recommend this book to everyone.