Dogs in warfare

Dogs in warfare

Dogs played crucial roles in WW1. In fact they proved to be just as dependable as soldiers. Their jobs were diverse in combat - roles included: sniffing out enemies, carrying supplies, finding the wounded, delivering messages and companionship. About a million dogs died during the First World War.

As this still shows, dogs helped carry supplies. Here they are pulling small carts of military supplies and ammunition over the difficult terrain.

Film: Marines At Neiuport