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LISTEN: Stars Turn Out for War Horse Exhibition at Bovington

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7:37am 4th April 2014
(Updated 7:38am 4th April 2014)

A new exhibition which features a tank used in Steven Spielberg's blockbuster Warhorse has officially opened at Bovington Tank Museum.

The display was unveiled by Broadcaster Dan Snow and tells the story of how horses were used during the First World War.

The key emphasis is on the British Army’s transition from horsed Cavalry to armoured vehicles and the reasons behind this major shift.

The exhibition took two years to design. Click the player below to hear Tank Museum Curator David Willey takes us through what you can see at the exhibition.

 

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Broadcaster Kate Adie is a Trustee at Bovington Tank Museum, she told us the new exhibition puts you right at the heart of the action.

 

James May from the popular TV car show Top Gear was there too and praised the evolution of machinery in helping get horses off the frontline of battle;

 

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