11/12/2011 11:05 GMT | Updated 10/02/2012 05:12 GMT

Spielberg's Film Of War Horse Gives New Impetus To Animal Charity

A charity begun 80 years ago by a young brigadier's wife who was appalled by the condition of discarded British war horses has leapt to international prominence since the success of Michael Morpurgo's book War Horse, the basis of the acclaimed play now retold by Steven Spielberg in a new film.