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Fascinating Vintage Photos of Animal War Heroes on Duty

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Animals have played a vital role in warfare.

The history of animals being part of war has been around since ancient times. Whether they have been used as tools for important military operations to accompanying soldiers and boosting their morale, these fascinating animals have shown that they are as courageous and brilliant as the soldiers they work with in the war.

From our feathered pigeon friends to our trusty four legged canine companions, one is sure to find several unbelievable stories of these incredible animals going beyond their way to more than just fulfilling their duties.

Here are just some of history’s most memorable animal war heroes and their tales of bravery and camaraderie.

1.)  Judy the dog receives the animal version of the Victoria Cross in London.

the animal version of the Victoria Cross in London

2.) Meet Sgt. Stubby served the US Army during World War I.

Sgt. Stubby served the US Army during World War I

3.) Rip is a search and rescue dog sitting among the ruins of a building in London.

search and rescue dog sitting among the ruins

 

 

4.) This trusty elephant helps unload supplies in India.

elephant helps unload supplies in India

5.) A fox keeps an airman company.

A fox keeps an airman company

6.) Simon the cat keeps the navy men company during the 101 day siege.

Simon the cat keeps the navy men company during the 101 day siege

7.) A German dispatch dog carries messages to the front line.

A German dispatch dog carries messages to the front line

 

 

8.) Pigeons with strapped on cameras served as a reconnaissance for the Germans during the First World War.

Pigeons with strapped on cameras served as a reconnaissance for the Germans

9.) Russians send messenger cats to carry notes in the front line.

Russians send messenger cats to carry notes in the front line

10.) Sgt. Reckless the horse served as an ammunition carrier for the Americans during the Korean War.

 Sgt. Reckless the horse served as an ammunition carrier for the Americans during the Korean War

 

 

11.) A cavalry man straps a gas mask on his trusty horse.

A cavalry man straps a gas mask on his trusty horse

12.) A dog poses with German soldiers.

A dog poses with German soldiers

13.)  South Vietnamese soldiers use elephants to cross a river during their patrol.

South Vietnamese soldiers use elephants to cross a river during their patrol

14.)  Meet Convoy, the HMS Hermione’s official mascot in his own little hammock.

Meet Convoy, the HMS Hermione's official mascot in his own little hammock

 

 

15.) Camels are seen carrying injured men on the Northwest Frontier in India.

Camels are seen carrying injured men on the Northwest Frontier in India

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