Pets Behind Enemy Lines

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Even during WWI, soldiers looked to animals for companionship. In some cases, they even served as mascots or assisted the soldiers in other ways. Would you take a pet into battle? All images from Visual Studies Collection at the Library of Virginia.

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"Owls that do trench fighting." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Wwi, Trench, Virginia, Memories, Pets, Painting, Animals, Image, Collection

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"Owls that do trench fighting." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.

"Up in front with the band." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Wwi, Virginia, Study, Memories, Band, Pets, Animals, Image, Collection

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"Up in front with the band." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.

"An Aviator's Playmate." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Wwi, Virginia, Aviation, Memories, Pets, Animals, Image, Collection, Memoirs

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"An Aviator's Playmate." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.

"Sharing rations with three trench companions." Harper's Magazine, April WWI Political cartoon, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Harper's Magazine, Political Cartoons, Wwi, Trench, Virginia, Memories, Pets, Image, Collection

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"Sharing rations with three trench companions." Harper's Magazine, April 1, 1916. WWI Political cartoon, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.

"Pets Behind the Battle Fronts." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Best Start, Wwi, Virginia, Battle, Memories, Pets, Image, Collection, Memoirs

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"Pets Behind the Battle Fronts." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.

WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Wwi, Virginia, Memories, Pets, Animals, Fictional Characters, Image, Collection, Memoirs

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WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.

"German soldiers in the Russian war zone petting a fawn and a wild pig." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Wwi, Soldiers, Virginia, German, Memories, Pets, Painting, Animals, Image

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"German soldiers in the Russian war zone petting a fawn and a wild pig." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.

" WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia. Wwi, Virginia, Horses, Memories, Pets, Animals, Image, Collection, Memoirs

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"Solid comfort." WWI image, Visual Studies Collection, Library of Virginia.