Animals in the First World War (Shire Library)

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Animals played an important part in helping the Allies win the First World War, well beyond cavalry horses that charged fields and hauled heavy guns, and included a variety of animals in different but essential service. Pigeons were trained to carry messages, dogs sniffed out wounded soldiers on battlefields, and camels were used for desert transport on the frontlines. Some animals acted as vital morale boosters and mascots like ships' cats even baby orangutans! This book examines the jobs that these animals did, achieving heroic feats and simple acts of loyalty and companionship, all with enormous value in winning the war for the Allies.

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Neil Storey is a social and military historian specialising in the impact of war on society. He has written over 25 books, countless articles and has given lectures, including at the Imperial War Museum. He has also acted as a consultant on a number of television documentaries and dramas.

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“Military historian, [Neil] Storey's Animals [in the First World War] offers a pleasing mix of horses and dogs in action and posing with their owners, and even some refugee rabbits and a goose escaping ­the Gallipoli peninsula. The brief but detailed work will be great for reports (the quality indexes help in this regard); a comprehensive introduction and four to eight chapters...comprise a useful overview, and those who want to explore further will appreciate the further-reading and places-to-visit lists. Attractive, informative, and approachable.” ―Henrietta Verma, Library Journal

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