A new exclusive short story by Michael Morpurgo will be performed in Belgium to mark the centenary of the First World War’s battle of Passchedaele.
Michael’s live reading of From Farm Horse To War Horse, which he wrote especially for the national commemorations on Sunday 30th July. The event will take place at the Cloth Hall, and Michael will be accompanied by the horse puppet Joey from the National Theatre stage adaptation of War Horse.
“We are now 100 years on from the battle of Passchendaele, one of the most appalling battles of the first world war, in which thousands upon hundreds of thousands of soldiers suffered and died.
“That is what we must not forget, which is why we must continue to tell the story, to pass it on.”
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