Lest we forget ALL of those who went to war ❤️ “While there is much focus on the men and nurses who served in Australian forces during WWI, what role did animals play?
Horses had a pivotal role transporting troops and hauling supplies, equipment and ammunition. More than 136,000 were sent with Australian troops. Only one, Sandy, returned home at war's end.
As well as providing companionship, dogs were trained to sniff out explosives, find fallen soldiers and carry messages. They even had specially-designed gas masks.
Carrier pigeons proved essential as a means of passing messages, which were written on tiny pieces of paper and strapped to their legs. Their success in reaching their destinations saved thousands of lives and made them the first animals to receive war medals.” #anzac #anzacday2018 #lestweforget #animals #of #war #animalsofwar #rip