Pit ponies of the coal mines are easily the most controversial working horses in history. Here a mining horse posses with his coworkers. In the 1960s, mechanization eliminated pit ponies altogether.
(Courtesy of The Great War Primary Documents Archive www.gwpda.org) Soldados tratan de sacar aun caballo hundido en el fango en Flandes. (War of the Nations, New York Times Co., New York, 1919)
El capitán inglés Richardson, con su perro, en 1914. (Photo by Maurice-Louis Branger/Roger Viollet/Getty Images)
(Courtesy of The Great War Primary Documents Archive www.gwpda.org) Soldados enviando un mensaje con un perro mensajero. (British War Dogs: Their Training and Psychology; Skeffington & Son, Ltd, London)
(Courtesy of The Great War Primary Documents Archive www.gwpda.org) Un soldado suelta una paloma mensajera desde su avión en 1919. (Birds and the War, Skeffington & Son, London, 1919)
A U.S. Marine is seen as he chats with his scouting dog in Guam during World War II. The dogs were used to track down Japanese troops hidden in caves or jungle strongholds, and for running messages.
Andy, a Marine Corps Doberman, saved a tank platoon from annihilation on Bougainville, WWII.
Inspiring for the honor they showed he cal very war horses. ~Wsr veterans tribute to war horses.