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1914-1916; Nearly all of the 10,000 horses the government acquired for the New Zealand Expeditionary Force

1915 Horses aboard Troop Transport Knight Templar bound for Egypt - NZ

650 officers and enlisted men of a Cavalry unit created this human representation of a horse head, 1910s

Camp Cody, New Mexico, 650 officers and enlisted men of the Auxiliary Remount Depot No a cavalry unit, created this human horse head in tribute to the horses lost in WWI.

Horse Gas Mask A docile horse wears a gas mask as a precaution against gas attacks, on March 27, 1940. It was developed by "Our Dumb Friends League," a humane society in London, England. (AP Photo

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Horse Gas Mask A docile horse wears a gas mask as a precaution against gas attacks, on March It was developed by "Our Dumb Friends League," a humane society in London, England.

A French soldier holds on to a dog wearing a gas mark during the First World War

How a messenger dog called Satan dodged German fire in a gas mask

vintage everyday: Against Threat of Chemical Warfare – Vintage Photos Show Dogs Wearing Gas Masks during the Wars

Elephants as war workers Surprisingly elephants were used during WW1 as military auxiliaries. This image was taken in Sheffield. The elephant is providing vital help with war work and hauling 8-ton loads. Due to the lack of horses, elephants were taken from zoos and circuses during WW1 and put to work.

Elephants provided vital help with war work and hauling loads. Due to the lack of horses, elephants were taken from zoos and circuses and put to work

This image from World War I shows mules transporting aerial torpedoes through the Argonne Forest in France. They are being led by French troops. Mules along with horses were vital on the Western Front. They had extraordinary stamina even in severe weather conditions. They were often the only means of getting supplies to the front and getting guns and torpedoes moved from place to place through difficult terrain.

Mules transporting aerial torpedoes through the Argonne Forest in France.

Caring for horses in WW1 - BBC site

Who were the real war horses of WW1?

Man nature conflict consequences essayshark One of the consequences of man and nature conflict is global warming. Another consequence is extinction of important animal and plant life.

BILL THE BASTARD - Australia's greatest War Horse and a Legend of Gallipoli and the Battle of Romani  BILL the Bastard was fractious, fierce and built like a rhinoceros. He was the unbreakable horse, the one paired with inexperienced city-types who came to war, for the pleasure of watching them fall off his saddle in seconds. But Bill became a Great War legend, famed for his incredible stamina and for saving many soldiers’ lives.

Bill The Bastard Like all horses of the light horse brigade, Bill the Bastard was a breed of horse known as a Waler. Major Michael Shanahan’s mount, he was well known for bucking when being asked to gallop.

19 October 1917. Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Potijze. A typical illustration of the difficulties encountered in the Ypres Sector in Belgium, in transporting supplies to the forward areas. A mule team is seen here trying to get out of the mud on a track near Potijze Farm. Note the mule on the left is knee deep in mud.     Australian War Memorial, Canberra (Australia).

scrapironflotilla: A typical illustration of the difficulties encountered in the Ypres Sector in Belgium, in transporting supplies to the forward areas. A mule team is seen here trying to get out of the mud on a track near Potijze Farm.

A great example of the horses ability to pull through artillery through muddy fields in WW1. This is from Ypres where the mud was so deep without wooden planks most of the fields were impassable. Horses were still used by the Cavalry in WW1 where weapons were not as sophisticated or ranged as WW2.

General Scenes on the Western Front during the First World War: Battle of Ypres, 1917 (The First World War Poetry Digital Archive)

The First World War: German horse gas masks being used by transport horses. Note the absence of protection for the horses' eyes reflecting the animals' less vulnerability to the effects of gas.

The First World War: German horse gas masks being used by transport horses. Note the absence of protection for the horses' eyes reflecting the animals' less vulnerability to the effects of gas. Photo b/w, riding soldier, 2 horses, heste, history.

Wounded horses arriving at No. 5 Veterinary Hospital at Abbeville, 22 April 1918. © IWM (Q 10295)

Wounded horses arriving at No. 5 Veterinary Hospital at Abbeville, 22 April 1918

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The story of the horses' suffering is now well known, thanks to Michael Morpurgo's novel War Horse - and the hugely successful play that brings it so brilliantly to life with its utterly convincing horse puppets

Machine-gunned. Bombed in his stable. Buried alive: The war horse the Germans couldn't kill

Simon Butler/Rex USA Cavalrymen and their heavily laden horses rest in a shell hole and wait to move up to the front.

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