The author of the story 'Warhorse' tells ITV News that the main character 'Joey' the horse is representative of innocent victims of all wars.
See also today's story of the special production given to veterans at their care home Broughton House in Salford.
Marcus Collins from Liverpool was the runner up of the 8th series of the X Factor, where he was pipped to the post by girlgroup Little Mix.
But that didn't let that stop him having his own album released and now he is appearing in his first ever musical at the Lowry theatre in Salford.
Two men have been sentenced to a total of 10 years for handling stolen artwork including a Lowry masterpiece stolen during £1.7m armed robbery.
Kevin Marlowe was given six-and-a-half years and Gerard Starkey three years and three months for the theft.