Ship’s cat tucked into one of the big guns aboard the H.M.S. Encounter 1916.
Probably the most famous of all the carrier/homing pigeons that were employed in both WW I and WW II (as vital communication links) was the one named ‘Cher Ami’, two French words meaning “Dear Friend”. Cher Ami spent several months on the front lines during the Fall of 1918. He flew 12 important missions to deliver messages. Perhaps the most important was the message he carried on October 4, 1918 when he survived shrapnel injuries to deliver a message that saved members of the “Lost Battalion”…. Read the full story at the Home of Heroes (homeofheroes.com)
Cher Ami – The famous pigeon who saved 200 lives was awarded the Croix de Guerre medal
Horse and Rider – taking a break. The horses had to endure the same hardships as the soldiers throughout the conflict!
‘Animals in War’ Memorial in Hyde Park, London
Photograph: animalsinwar.org.ukterrier This monument is a powerful and moving tribute to all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. The memorial was unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal in November 2004, the 90th anniversary of the start of World War I.