Animals in the First World War

Animals in the First World War

From their first use to how animals were treated when the war ended, and including the involvement of the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, this volume contains stories that will shock, delight and move you.

Author: Peter Street

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 1841656887

Category: History

Page: 32

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Animals in the First World War
Categories: History

Animals in the First World War

Animals in the First World War

From noted historian Neil R. Storey, this book looks at all the practical ways in which animals were essential to the war effort, but is equally interested in their roles as companions, mascots and morale boosters – on land, in the air ...

Author: Neil R. Storey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747814795

Category: History

Page: 56

View: 434

The burden of the Great War was not shouldered by soldiers alone: the tasks, the camaraderie, the day-to-day life and the devastation were all shared with the animals that accompanied the forces abroad. The horses that took part in the last cavalry charges or hauled heavy guns are the most famous examples, but were far from alone: pigeons carried vital messages, dogs sniffed out wounded soldiers, camels were used as beasts of burden in the desert, and even ships' cats and baby orang-utans had their parts to play. From noted historian Neil R. Storey, this book looks at all the practical ways in which animals were essential to the war effort, but is equally interested in their roles as companions, mascots and morale boosters – on land, in the air and at sea. Neil R. Storey is a social and military historian specialising in the impact of war on society. He has written over twenty-five books, countless articles and has given lectures across the UK, including at the Imperial War Museum. He has acted as a consultant on a number of television documentaries and dramas.
Categories: History

Animals in the Great War

Animals in the Great War

By turns astonishing, heart-warming and occasionally downright bizarre, Tails from the Great War champions the little-known story of the bison, the chameleon, the canary et al in wartime.

Author: Lucinda Moore

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473862135

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 917

Tails from the Great War throws a spot light on the experience of creatures great and small during the First World War, vividly telling their stories through the incredible archival images of the Mary Evans Picture Library. The enduring public interest in Michael Morpurgos tale of the war horse reveals an enthusiasm for the animal perspective on war, but what of the untold stories of the war dog, the trench rat or even the ships pig? Through unrivaled access to rarely seen illustrated wartime magazines, books and postcards, discover the sea lions who were trained to detect submarines, and witness the carcass of the 61ft mine-destroying wonder whale. Meet the dog that brought a sailor back from the brink of death, and inspired a Hollywood legend. See how depictions of animals were powerfully manipulated by the propaganda machine on both sides, and how the presence of animals could bring much needed and even lifesaving companionship and cheer amid the carnage of war. As the centenary of the Great War is commemorated all over the world, take a timely journey via the lens of Mary Evans wartime images, and marvel at the often overlooked but significant contribution and experience of animals at war. By turns astonishing, heart-warming and occasionally downright bizarre, Tails from the Great War champions the little-known story of the bison, the chameleon, the canary et al in wartime.
Categories: History

Innocent Heroes

Innocent Heroes

Never before have the stories of animal war heroes been collected in such a special way. This book consists of eight connected fictional stories about a Canadian platoon in WW1.

Author: Sigmund Brouwer

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9780735267978

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 891

A unique celebration of the important role animals play in war, and an insightful look at the taking of Vimy Ridge from the perspective of 3 men in a Canadian platoon. Never before have the stories of animal war heroes been collected in such a special way. This book consists of eight connected fictional stories about a Canadian platoon in WW1. The Storming Normans have help from some very memorable animals: we meet a dog who warns soldiers in the trench of a gas attack, a donkey whose stubbornness saves the day, a cat who saves soldiers from rat bites, and many more. Each story is followed by nonfiction sections that tell the true story of these animals from around the world and of the Canadian soldiers who took Vimy Ridge. Through the friendship that grows between three of these soldiers in particular, we get a close-up look at life in the trenches, the taking of Vimy Ridge, the bonds between soldiers and their animals and what it meant to be Canadian in WW1.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Animals in the Second World War

Animals in the Second World War

For anyone interested in animal welfare this 2nd volume follows Animals in the First World War in revealing the fascinating story of animals during a time of conflict.

Author: Peter Street

Publisher:

ISBN: 1841656895

Category:

Page: 32

View: 647

In the years leading up to the Second World War animals were as ubiquitous as they are today, but not only as pets but as part of everyday life, in work and in leisure. In this wonderfully illustrated title, learn about how animals were trained and used, the role and fate of pets, farm animals and zoo animals during wartime, and the work of animal charities in protecting animals during this turbulent time in British history. For anyone interested in animal welfare this 2nd volume follows Animals in the First World War in revealing the fascinating story of animals during a time of conflict.
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Animals and War

Animals and War

Animals and War is the first collection of essays to study its topic.

Author: Ryan Hediger

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004241749

Category: Nature

Page: 284

View: 898

Animals and War is the first collection of essays to study its topic. Using sociology, history, anthropology, and cultural studies, it analyzes a wide range of phenomena and exposes the often paradoxical contours of human-animal relationships.
Categories: Nature

Animal Heroes of the Great War

Animal Heroes of the Great War

Focusing on the Allied Powers, Baynes tells of "the work done by animals in helping to win the war," recording the services and sacrifices borne by these noble animals and more, including the advent of chemical warfare and what it meant.

Author: Ernest Harold Baynes

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B743807

Category: Animals

Page: 307

View: 540

During the First World War, there were nearly seventy million combatants who served in the armies of numerous countries and empires, but there was another army involved, one that is often overlooked in the history of war: The army of animals that supported the armies of men. From regimental mascots to beasts of burden, animals played a vital part in the war machine of all involved, and often beyond anything we might imagine. There was man's best friend -- brave, loyal dogs who served as patrolmen, messengers, sentries, even combatants and detectives. Communication has increased importance in modern warfare, yet at times a homing pigeon's instinct of orientation was the sole hope available to soldiers in the field. And despite the lowering esteem in which conventional cavalry was held, horses were still able to go where the most modern of vehicles could not. Focusing on the Allied Powers, Baynes tells of "the work done by animals in helping to win the war," recording the services and sacrifices borne by these noble animals and more, including the advent of chemical warfare and what it meant.
Categories: Animals

The War Horses

The War Horses

Alongside this tide of human cannon fodder was formed an equally large army of horses and mules. On the Western Front alone one million horses died. This book tells the story of the part these animals played in the war.

Author: Simon Butler

Publisher:

ISBN: 0857040847

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 144

View: 609

It is estimated that 10 million fighting men, almost 800,000 of the British, died in the First World War. Alongside this tide of human cannon fodder was formed an equally large army of horses and mules. On the Western Front alone one million horses died. This book tells the story of the part these animals played in the war.
Categories: Animal welfare

War Animals

War Animals

"This book will delight both animal lovers and military buffs!" — Elizabeth Letts, bestselling author of The Eighty Dollar Champion Millions rallied to the cause of freedom against Nazism and the menace of Imperial Japan.

Author: Robin Hutton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621577669

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 718

"This book will delight both animal lovers and military buffs!" — Elizabeth Letts, bestselling author of The Eighty Dollar Champion Millions rallied to the cause of freedom against Nazism and the menace of Imperial Japan. But did you know that some of those heroes had fur, or feathers? War animals guarded American coasts against submarine attack, dug out Londoners trapped in bomb wreckage, and carried vital messages under heavy fire on Pacific islands. They kept up morale, rushed machine gun nests, and even sacrificed themselves picking up live grenades. Now Robin Hutton, the bestselling author of Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse, tells the heart-warming stories of the dogs, horses, mules, pigeons—and even one cat—who did their bit for the war effort. American and British families volunteered beloved family pets and farm dogs to aid in the war effort; Americans, including President Roosevelt, bought honorary commissions in the reserves for lapdogs and other pets not suitable for military duties to “exempt” them from war service and raise money to defeat Hitler and Tojo. Many of these gallant animals are recipients of the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal, the “Animals’ Victoria Cross.” In War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II you’ll meet: -Judy, the POW dog who helped her beloved human survive brutal Japanese prison camps -Cher Ami, the pigeon who nearly died delivering a message that saved American troops from death by friendly fire -Beauty, the “digging dog” who sniffed out Londoners buried in the wreckage of the Blitz—along with pets, including one goldfish still in its bowl! -Olga, the horse who braved shattering glass to do her duty in London bombings -Smoky, the Yorkshire terrier who did parachute jumps, laid communications wire through a pipe so small only she could navigate it, became the first therapy dog—and starred on a weekly TV show after the War -Simon, the war cat whose campaign against the “Mao Tse Tung” of the rat world saved food supplies and his ship’s crew -Chips, who guarded Roosevelt and Churchill during the Casablanca Conference, and the only dog to earn a Silver Star for his heroics The shining loyalty and courage of these heroes is a testimony to the enduring bond between us and the animals we love.
Categories: History

WWI Subject Album V12 Animals

WWI Subject Album V12  Animals

Description: Photographs from the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection showing animals used along the Front.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1089918363

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Description: Photographs from the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection showing animals used along the Front. Includes animals reared for food such as chickens and turkeys, animals used to pull and carry equipment such as dogs and horses and regimental mascots, including canaries, cats, dogs, donkeys and goats.
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WWI Subject Album V13 Animals

WWI Subject Album V13  Animals

Description: Photographs from the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection showing regimental mascots, pets, officers' chargers and animals attached to regiments such as sheep, pigs and geese.

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ISBN: OCLC:1089872193

Category:

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Description: Photographs from the Ministry of Information First World War Official Collection showing regimental mascots, pets, officers' chargers and animals attached to regiments such as sheep, pigs and geese.
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Animals in War

Animals in War

"This is not a pretty story," Jilly Cooper admits, and yet her pages are filled with sweet and comic stories, too, since front-line pets and mascots have brought humor, and true affection, to even the most desperate military situations.

Author: Jilly Cooper

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: CORNELL:31924094699844

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 890

An anecdotal survey of the lesser-known roles played by animals in wartime considers the contributions of brave dogs, carrier pigeons, horses, pack mules, elephants, and cats, and offers additional coverage of the rescue dogs who assisted at the site of the World Trade Center. Reprint.
Categories: History

Animals in the Great War

Animals in the Great War

Animals in the Great War explores how everyday domestic animals were transformed into remarkable wartime heroes, who more than did their bit for the war effort.

Author: Stephen Wynn

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473865532

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 884

Animals in the Great War looks at the use of animals by all sides in the Great War and to what effect. In the main, it focuses greatly on horses, dogs and pigeons but also addresses the war efforts of other animals. In the early years of the war horses were, to a large extent, the only form of transport that was available to the British Army, ranging from use by cavalry units, artillery units as well others such as the Army Ordnance Corps for the conveying of ammunition supplies to men fighting at the front. Britain sent an estimated one million horses to fight in the war, most of them to France and Belgium, but only 60,000 of them ever returned home, and only then were they returned because of the intervention of Winston Churchill. Dogs also played a major role in the war, especially in the trenches on the Western Front. They were used as mascots by the different regiments and in some cases, they were companions for homesick soldiers. They were also used for sentry duties in the trenches as well as catching rats, and they were used as messengers and to sniff out wounded soldiers in No Man's Land. Besides their immediate handlers who looked after their everyday needs, there was the Royal Army Veterinary Corps to tend to their wounds after they had been injured in the execution of their duties. Animals in the Great War explores how everyday domestic animals were transformed into remarkable wartime heroes, who more than did their bit for the war effort.
Categories: History

European Powers in the First World War

European Powers in the First World War

Animals served myriad roles in World War I. Most shared a close working partnership with servicemen, continuing a prewar bond in which animals worked side ...

Author: Spencer Tucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135684259

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 843

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: History

Animals in the Second World War

Animals in the Second World War

The Bulldog was an old symbol of British patriotism and military power which had been in use since before the First World War. The image was revived again ...

Author: Neil R. Storey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784424343

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 64

View: 348

Throughout the course of the Second World War, many millions of animals were enlisted to serve. Though they had no choice, yet they demonstrated loyalty, determination and bravery as they shared the burden of war with their human companions both on active service and on the Home Front. From the dogs trained to locate air-raid victims buried under rubble, to the mules that carried ammunition and supplies through the jungles of the Far East, each animal played a crucial role in the war effort. In fact, such was their contribution that those animals that showed exceptional gallantry or devotion to duty were recognised officially with the introduction of the Dickin Medal in 1943. This fascinating book draws from first-hand accounts and contemporary sources to reveal the wide-ranging contributions that animals made both on and off the battlefield throughout the Second World War.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Horrible Histories Frightful First World War

Horrible Histories  Frightful First World War

From foot soldiers drowning in mud to fighter pilots being blown out of the sky, it was absolutely hideous from start to finish. So if you like your history horrible, this is the book for you!

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 9781407129570

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 875

The First World War was a war fought on a global scale: a war so terrible and deadly that they called it "the war to end all wars". From foot soldiers drowning in mud to fighter pilots being blown out of the sky, it was absolutely hideous from start to finish. So if you like your history horrible, this is the book for you! Find out: * What the 'Fat King' did with food scraps and dead horses * How sniffing your own pee could save your life in a gas attack * Why a pair of old socks gave away top German secrets Get all the frightful facts about the First World War - with all the gore and more!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Animal Heroes

Animal Heroes

From the donkeys that carried the wounded at Gallipoli to the dolphins that hunted underwater mines in Iraq, these animal heroes are at the heart of some of the most remarkable stories in Australia’s military history.

Author: Anthony Hill

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9780143784616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 158

In Darwin in 1942, Gunner’s barking alerted an entire army base of impending air raids, well before the enemy planes appeared on radar. Following an ambush, Sarbi the explosive detection dog was held captive by the Taliban for over a year, before heading home a hero. And when 135000 horses left Australia for the First World War, why was General Bridges’ charger Sandy the only one to return home? Drawing from first-hand sources and interviews with those who were there, Anthony Hill brings to life the loyalty and courage of these animals, and the love their soldiers felt for them. From the donkeys that carried the wounded at Gallipoli to the dolphins that hunted underwater mines in Iraq, these animal heroes are at the heart of some of the most remarkable stories in Australia’s military history. This fully revised and updated edition features inspiring true stories of heroism and sacrifice, many of them never told before.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Henry Williamson and the First World War

Henry Williamson and the First World War

This book draws closely on his letters, diaries, photographs and notebooks written at the time to give an account of life in the trenches of World War I. It also affords an insight into the making of a novelist.

Author: Anne Williamson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752495286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 541

Henry Williamson is perhaps best known for his Hawthornden Prize-winning "Tarka the Otter", yet he devoted a major part of his life to fiction which drew closely on his experiences during World War I, including his sequence of novels "A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight". His time in the trenches affected him profoundly and, like many young soldiers, he was changed utterly by what he saw. This book draws closely on his letters, diaries, photographs and notebooks written at the time to give an account of life in the trenches of World War I. It also affords an insight into the making of a novelist.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography