A Tribute to the Vital Role Animals Played in World War One

Animals have been used in wars for millennia. This video showcases some of those that helped forces on both sides of World War One. Dogs, horses, camels and even elephants are shown to have served the allied forces on the various fields of battle.

The film starts by showing the rigorous training that horses went through before they saw action and then leads on to list several of the different roles in which each animal was used. From pigeons sending messages, to dogs locating the wounded and camels carrying supplies, the role of animals in warfare is highlighted superbly in this poignant film.

Lee is a freelance writer with a keen interest in history and science.