Animals of the First World War

The First World War began when Calvary was used as main forces in many states, but by the end of the war, horses became a relic of the past.

You will be surprised how actively the belligerents parts were using animals in this war.

British soldier gets out bandages from dog’s backpack in order to bandage himself.

British soldier gets out bandages from dog’s backpack in order to bandage himself.

 

Cavalry patrol. The least effective use of cavalry was on the Western Front, since that there the technology of World War I was developed the most.

Cavalry patrol. The least effective use of cavalry was on the Western Front, since that there the technology of World War I was developed the most.

Dog with the coil on the back, paves connection.

Dog with the coil on the back, paves connection.

German soldier shooing a rescue dog during a gas attack near St. Quentin.

German soldier shooing a rescue dog during a gas attack near St. Quentin.

German soldiers in cars escorting convoys with food.

German soldiers in cars escorting convoys with food.

German soldiers show a horse that has a machine gun Maxim attached.

German soldiers show a horse that has a machine gun Maxim attached.

Indian elephant from the zoo of Hamburg helps German soldiers to disassemble the trash in the French town, Valenciennes.

Indian elephant from the zoo of Hamburg helps German soldiers to disassemble the trash in the French town, Valenciennes.

Koala - a talisman in the hands of the Australian Corporal, Cairo, Egypt.

Koala – a talisman in the hands of the Australian Corporal, Cairo, Egypt.

Pigeon with a portable camera was used experimentally during the war, By the German Julius Noybronnerom.

Pigeon with a portable camera was used experimentally during the war, By the German Julius Noybronnerom.

Red Crescent Hospital in Hafir Raja, Egypt.

Red Crescent Hospital in Hafir Raja, Egypt.

Soldiers of the Scottish cavalry regiment at a halt before the forced march into the depths of France.

Soldiers of the Scottish cavalry regiment at a halt before the forced march into the depths of France.

The most titled dog of WWI - Bull Terrier Sergeant Stubby. He was the only dog that was promoted in rank. After he was rescued from a gas attack, he became sensitive to poisons and was warning the soldiers before it became too late in case of gas attacks.

The most titled dog of WWI – Bull Terrier Sergeant Stubby. He was the only dog that was promoted in rank. After he was rescued from a gas attack, he became sensitive to poisons and was warning the soldiers before it became too late in case of gas attacks.

Turkish cavalry on the front near the city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Turkish cavalry on the front near the city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Unloading a mule in port of Alexandria, Egypt. Horses and mules were supplied by the Britains in North Africa in very big numbers during the First World War.

Unloading a mule in port of Alexandria, Egypt. Horses and mules were supplied by the Britains in North Africa in very big numbers during the First World War.