This postcard shows three Belgian soldiers with a machine gun carriage being pulled by dogs. There is often a fine line between information and propaganda. This especially applies for war postcards such as this one.
- Full title:
- Belgian army. Machine guns pulled by dogs
- Postcard / Illustration
- Held by:
- Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- © Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
- Article by:
- Matthew Shaw
- The war machine
Millions of animals were relied upon by all sides in World War One. Curator Dr Matthew Shaw discusses the role of animals in transport, logistics, cavalry and communications, and considers their psychological function for troops and as propaganda.