War animals heros

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

WWI. ‘Sammy’, the mascot of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was gassed during the Second Battle of Ypres which began on 22 April 1915.

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An oldie but a goodie, this allegory is greater than the sum of its inspiration; events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II.

An oldie but a goodie, this allegory is greater than the sum of its inspiration; events leading up to and during the Stalin era before World War II.

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Horses in the Great War are as much a symbol of that conflict as the mud of Passchedaele or the gas mask. Veterans I interviewed in the 1980s had harrowing, often terribly sad memories of animals they had cared for at the front, and in my Great War photo archive I have literally hundreds of images showing a beloved horse, special to a particular soldier who brought them home.

Horses in the Great War are as much a symbol of that conflict as the mud of Passchedaele or the gas mask. Veterans I interviewed in the 1980s had harrowing, often terribly sad memories of animals they had cared for at the front, and in my Great War photo archive I have literally hundreds of images showing a beloved horse, special to a particular soldier who brought them home.

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A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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Scarlet Witch from 'Captain America Civil War'. It was pretty badass watching her handle Crossbones exploding. . .until it killed people. It looked badass though

Scarlet Witch from 'Captain America Civil War'. It was pretty badass watching her handle Crossbones exploding. . .until it killed people. It looked badass though

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Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.

Second World War rescue dog Rip, pictured here with his handler, is currently (Aug 2014) being celebrated as part of a project to remember little-known heroic figures throughout history. Rip, searched for people buried in the rubble after bombing raids during the London Blitz. He was originally found in Poplar, London, in 1940 by an air raid warden, and was awarded the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.

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Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero
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Photographs reveal how canines were fitted with gas marks during World War Two.

Photographs reveal how canines were fitted with gas marks during World War Two.

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Jimmy the war donkey. He was born in a trench at the Somme in 1916 and served British troops on the frontline for two years.

Jimmy the war donkey. He was born in a trench at the Somme in 1916 and served British troops on the frontline for two years.

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