The pigeons of Passchendaele – and why animals still suffer and die in modern conflicts
| Contributor(s):: Gervase Phillips
Next month marks the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War I. Much has been written about the massive human cost of that war but what is perhaps less well-known is how many animals were killed and the impact these creatures – particularly the pigeons – had...
"Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War
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| Contributor(s):: Andrew McEwen, Patrick Brennan
Animal transportation played a crucial role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the Great War. In an era of growing mechanization and technological development, horses and mules still provided the overwhelming bulk of draught power in the combat zone. They hauled artillery,...
Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War
| Contributor(s):: Samantha Lemna, Patrick Brennan, Marcy Wilhelm-South
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...
Say "Neigh" to Abuse: On the Treatment of Horses and Mules in the Civil War
| Contributor(s):: Anika N. Jensen
The stuffed head of Old Baldy, General George Meade’s favorite horse, can be found mounted on the wall of the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in Philadelphia. General Robert E. Lee’s horse, Traveler, received gifts and international adoration even after the war’s end, and...
Prisoners in War: Zoos and Zoo Animals During Human Conflict 1870-1947
| Contributor(s):: Clelly Johnson
Animals are sentient beings capable of many of the same feelings experienced by humans. They mourn a loss, they feel love and loyalty, and they experience fear. During wars and conflicts, fear is a prevailing emotion among humans, who worry for their wellbeing. Animals,...
Bringing dogs to heal: care for veterans with PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Thompson, Mark
Combat operational stress control in Iraq and Afghanistan: army occupational therapy
| Contributor(s):: Smith-Forbes, Enrique, Najera, Cecilia, Hawkins, Donald
Exploring therapists' conceptions of equine facilitated/assisted psychotherapy for combat veterans experiencing posttraumatic stress disorder [dissertation]
| Contributor(s):: Abrams, Barbara Newell
That dog was Marine! Human-Dog Assemblages in the Pacific War
| Contributor(s):: Fiona Allon, Lindsay Barrett
A photograph taken on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945 shows an American marine apparently asleep in a hastily dug foxhole. His body swathed in a camouflage poncho, the man’s helmeted head presses against the island’s black volcanic sand and his rifle lies on the crest of his hole. This...
Animals in war
| Contributor(s):: Cooper, Jilly
African elephants ( Loxodonta africana) can detect TNT using olfaction: implications for biosensor application
| Contributor(s):: Miller, A. K., Hensman, M. C., Hensman, S., Schultz, K., Reid, P., Shore, M., Brown, J., Furton, K. G., Lee, S.
The impact of war on local wildlife can be devastating, the effects of which are often felt well beyond the terminus of the initial threat. In areas where wildlife experiences unrestricted movement through previously affected zones, residual, unexploded landmines present a significant and...
Stare of the Dog
No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII
| Contributor(s):: Weintraub, Robert
At war with animals: A review of Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex
| Contributor(s):: Pierce, Jessica
Canines in Combat and Competition: Michael Davis at TEDxOStateU
Oklahoma State University Professor Michael Davis researches animal athletes ranging from explosive detection dogs to Iditarod sled racing dogs. He talks about his findings and passion to help these incredible canines.
Horses and mules in the Civil War : a complete history with a roster of more than 700 war horses
| Contributor(s):: Armistead, Gene C.
Loyal hearts : histories of American Civil War canines
| Contributor(s):: Zucchero, Michael , Schroeder, Patrick A.
Soldiers & sled dogs : a history of military dog mushing
| Contributor(s):: Dean, Charles L.
Dogs, History, and Agency. (Series: Does History Need Animals?)
| Contributor(s):: Pearson, Chris
The Prime Minister and the Platypus: A Paradox Goes to War
| Contributor(s):: Lawrence, Natalie