Without the service of animals, many more Australians would have lost their lives during times of war.
The role of animals in war was influenced by
the place they were, events and developments in Technology.
“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.
The book M is for Mate was put together as part of an exhibition at the Australian War Memorial: A is for Animals and was shortlisted for the 2010 Children’s Book Council, Book of the Year – Eve Pownall Award.”
We have it in our library – you can look for it by searching the library catalogue.
In the meantime you may like to visit the the website
or follow the hyperlinks below!
Look at the photographs, watch the videos, read the stories: some of these are humorous, whilst others are heart-warming, quirky, serious and some are even very sad.
Q: How have the role of pigeons and dogs changed because of developments in technology?