A Vignette Of Breathless Foreboding Shadowing The Life Of Animals Who Were Put On Stake During World War I

12:26 pm 21 May, 2014

There are many unlucky souls on this earth who don’t receive all the beauty and the bonty that life has to give and today we will unfold the story of such souls. You wont dare to stretch a leg on the land of World War I which is spilled by blood of so many lives. Watch carefully and see how every heart received a jackhammer, and slowly and slowly a dark light spreading all over the battle field killing so many innocent animals and humans. Yes, we are sorry that you are going to feel that deadly wrath with full sting of it while watching the images below.

 

1. In Belgium, after the Battle of Haelen, a surviving horse is used in the removal of dead horses killed in the conflict

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2. A dog-handler reads a message brought by a messenger dog, who had just swum across a canal in France, during World War I

dog-handler

3. A British Mark V tank passes by a dead horse in the road in Peronne, France in 1918

Mark-V-tank

4. Camels line a huge watering station, Asluj, Palestinian campaign

watering-station

5. Western Front, shells carried on horseback

shells-carried-on horseback

6. The breakthrough west of St. Quentin, Aisne, France. Artillery drawn by horses advances through captured British positions on March 26, 1918

Artillery-drawn-by-horses

7. An episode in Walachia, Romania

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8. German Red Cross Dogs head to the front

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9. A soldier and his horse in gas masks, ca. 1918

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10. On the Western Front, a dead German artilleryman and several draft horses

dead-German-artilleryman

11. Australian Camel Corps going into action at Sharia near Beersheba

Camel-Corps

12. Belgian refugees leaving Brussels, their belongings in a wagon pulled by a dog

wagon-pulled-by-dog

13. The feline mascot of the light cruiser HMAS Encounter, peering from the muzzle of a 6-inch gun

6-inch-gun

14. A draft horse hitched to a post, its partner just killed by shrapnel

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15. A message is attached to a carrier pigeon by British troops on the Western Front

message-carrier-pigeon

16. These homing pigeons are doing much to save the lives of our boys in France. They act as efficient messengers and dispatch bearers not only from division to division and from the trenches to the rear but also are used by our aviators to report back the results of their observation

homing-pigeons

17. An Indian elephant, from the Hamburg Zoo, used by Germans in Valenciennes, France to help move tree trunks

Indian-elephant

18. A messenger dog with a spool attached to a harness for laying out new electric line

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19. Turkish cavalry exercises on the Saloniki front

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20. A corporal, probably on the staff of the 2nd Australian general hospital, holds a koala, a pet or mascot in Cairo

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21. Red Crescent Hospital at Hafir Aujah

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22. At Kemmel, West Flanders, Belgium. The effect of enemy artillery fire upon German ambulances

German-ambulances

23. Members of the Royal Scots Greys cavalry regiment rest their horses by the side of the road

Royal-Scots

24. Sergeant Stubby was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat

Sergeant-Stubby

25. The escalating warfare drove Britain and France to import horses and mules from overseas by the hundreds of thousands

Unloading-mule

26. A pigeon with a small camera attached. The trained birds were used experimentally by German citizen Julius Neubronner, before and during the war years

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27. Bandages retrieved from the kit of a British Dog

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28. German soldiers pose near a horse mounted with a purpose-built frame, used to accommodate a captured Russian Maxim M1910 machine gun complete with its wheeled mount and ammunition box

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29. Gas attack on the West Front, near St. Quentin 1918 — a German messenger dog loosed by his handler

Gas attack

30. A single soldier on his horse, during a cavalry patrol in World War I

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Credit: The Atlantic

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