Animals Go to War

Since 1943 the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals in Great Britain has awarded the Dickin Medal to animals that have served in war. Launched by animal welfare reformer Maria Dickin, the medal goes to animals, “in recognition of ...

Animals Go to War

Animals Go to War

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs search for explosive devices and other weapons and are trained to take down enemy combatants. In earlier centuries, military fighters rode horses into battle, relied on elephants to haul supplies, and trained pigeons to carry messages. Even cats, goats, and chickens have served in wartime—as mascots! Learn about the history of animals in warfare, the functions they serve and how they are trained, as well as the psychology that makes animals such good partners in warfare.

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Animals Go to War
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Connie Goldsmith
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-01 - Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs search for explosive devices and other weapons and are trained to take down enemy combatants. In earlier centuries, military fighters rode
World War I for Kids
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: R. Kent Rasmussen
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Chicago Review Press

One hundred years after the start of the “Great War,” World War I for Kids provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at this defining conflict that involved all of the world's superpowers. Why and how did the war come about? What was daily life like for soldiers in the trenches?
Boys and Girls in No Man's Land
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Susan Fisher
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Drawing on educational materials, textbooks, adventure tales, plays, and Sunday-school papers, Boys and Girls in No Man's Land explores the role of children in the nation's war effort.
World War II: Book of Lists
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Chris Martin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-30 - Publisher: The History Press

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Second World War, from the highest-rated fighter aces to the most inventive escape equipment used to break out of Colditz; from army pay by rank to the largest battleships; from the most stirring speeches to the biggest tactical errors; from the strangest
Contagion to This World
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: Julie McCulloch Burton
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-22 - Publisher: iUniverse

Heat Rises Leaving Earth with a burst of speed and a trail of dark exhaust, the Saturnian Space Agency performed what had become routine: Eight people were on their way to relieve the entire crew of a low- Earth orbit space research station. Unbeknownst to the agencys flight surgeons or