In 1930 Brooke went to Cairo to find several thousand veterans of the Great War – horses of the American, Australian and British forces – that had been abandoned to a life of hard labour. The result was The Warhorse Memorial Hospital.
Nott is a surgeon. Instead of going to the beach for his hols, he heads to war zones: Sarajevo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria… His account of his experiences over the last 25 years is eye-opening and, as one would expect, humane on a grand scale.
In the twenty years before his shooting in 2017, Voorspuy (described by his biographer as “one of the last stylishly mad”) created a game reserve on his Kenyan ranch. Published to help support the Tristan Voorspuy Conservation Trust.