Source of this post’s information: Australian War Memorial
A is for Animals offers an A to Z of animals in war, from mascots and messengers to creepy-crawlies. Animals are put to many uses in war. Sometimes they have jobs to do: the horses, camels, mules, and donkeys used to transport soldiers and equipment, as well as carrier pigeons and tracker dog with their special talents. Often animals are used as mascots and pets, or as symbols on badges and flags. A is for animals also looks at those unwelcome animals, such as insects, rats, and wild creatures, that make life in the field even more difficult and dangerous.
Click on the link here to listen about the role of Animals during wartime.
Although the Grade 1/2 students are focusing on Australian History and Animals at War, the following link shows images of 15 animals who assisted the soldiers in other countries during WWI and WWII. Click here.