The HABRI Foundation is calling for research proposals to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. To learn more, visit https://habri.org/grants/funding-opportunities/ close

Support

Support Options

Report a problem

About you
About the problem
 
You are here: Home / Theses / Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War / About

Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War

By Samantha Lemna, Patrick Brennan, Marcy Wilhelm-South

View Link (HTM)

Licensed under

Category Theses
Abstract

This thesis develops a narrative for the horses and mules of the Canadian artillery units and ammunition columns, while consequently expanding that of the soldiers serving alongside them. Carrying out mounted, draught, and pack work, these animals played an invaluable role in military operations and greatly impacted daily life. Immense effort was made to preserve the wellbeing of the horses and mules, although casualties were considered inevitable. The evolution of the acquisition, training, and transport practices of these animals and men is examined. This is followed by a general analysis of the labour performed and the working conditions, with specific battles given as case studies. The daily care that went into the horses and mules and the relationship between man and animal is also addressed. Finally, the negligible impact of mechanization is discussed.

Pages 190
Department Graduate Program in History
Degree Masters of Arts
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5072/PRISM/26380
URL http://hdl.handle.net/11023/3033
University University of Calgary
Tags
  1. Animal roles
  2. History
  3. Horses
  4. Mammals
  5. Military
  6. open access
  7. war
  8. Working animals
Badges
  1. open access