Animals are often the forgotten army of World War I. Millions of animals gave their lives to help the forces on all sides. They were selected for their variety of natural skills and instincts and they displayed unwavering courage even when exposed to extreme conditions. British Pathé pay tribute to these forgotten warriors.
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.
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