Animals in the First World War (Shire Library) (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Neil R. Storey is an award-winning social historian and lecturer specialising in the impact of war on twentieth-century society. He has written over forty books, numerous articles for national magazines and academic journals and features as guest expert on television and radio programmes and documentaries.

Praise For…

“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780747813675
ISBN-10: 0747813671
Publisher: Shire Publications
Publication Date: March 18th, 2014
Pages: 56
Language: English
Series: Shire Library