The Animals That Went To War (Paperback)
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The Animals That Went To War (Paperback)

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Paperback 84 Pages / Published: 07/10/2013
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As the whole of the nation prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War in 2014, it's fascinating to understand the key battles and campaigns. Who were the selfless men who put their lives on the line across four years of deadly conflict? Who were the heroes who inspired a nation as nearly a million military personnel gave their lives in the fight for victory. Both the Allies and Germany had devastating losses, constantly under fire and bogged down in mud and water-filled trenches. Life at the Front was unbearable for everyone. But who are the totally forgotten army of World War One? Millions of animals actually gave their lives to help the forces on both sides. They were selected for their natural skills and instincts, displaying unwavering courage even when exposed to extreme conditions. Horses and mules by the thousands kept supply lines open. Dogs proved to be just as dependable, sniffing out enemy soldiers, finding the wounded in dangerous open ground, delivering messages and providing companionship to the men who looked after them. About a million dogs died during the First World War. Pigeons were remarkable message carriers. Even tiny canaries were crucial to the war effort, used to detect deadly gas attacks. 'The Animals who went to War' is a mainly untold record of a very different aspect of the conflict. The theatre show War Horse has proved an inspirational production. This magazine, the first in a special Daily Mirror series of WW1 titles, tells the story across the whole piece via a catalogue of new archive pictures. Meet the forgotten 'army' and you will understand the vital and amazing role they played.

Publisher: Trinity Mirror Sport Media
ISBN: 9781907324253
Number of pages: 84
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm

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