Transportation of tracks and ammunitions by means of dogs
During World War One, dogs were used to transport munitions or wounded soldiers by cart. Dog owners were invited to bring their pets in for examination, after which they would be enlisted. It was mainly the Austro-Hungarian Army who made use of dogs as transport providers.
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- 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.