Cook, Tim; Iarocci, Andrew
October 2013
Canada's History;Oct/Nov2013, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p20
The article discusses animals as mascots, beasts of burden, and pets serving with Canadian soldiers with British armed forces during World War I. Horses and mules provided transport from railway hubs for goods needed on the front lines and were often subjected to abuse from overwork and lack of fresh water. Carrier pigeons were used to transmit military communications. In the trenches, cats and dogs were kept for companionship as well as for their rat-catching skills.


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