Animals' contribution to the war effort
During the First World War, the RDS became a Remount Depot
ML3 6BJ - The story of Jimmy, the brave little donkey who served at the Somme…or did he?
Riding school at Berkshire Yeomanry headquarters equips farmers and bankers
Six brothers enlisted and took their dog with them
The award-winning fundraising cockerel
A makeshift hospital to treat injured war horses
In 1914, our relationship with animals was different to what it is today.
PH18 5TL - The Story of the War Horses trained on the Blair Atholl estate
Donald Macleod kept a lizard to keep lice and flies from his clothes.
DD7 6JR - Major Richardson was convinced that dogs could play a role in modern warfare.
The legend of Tiger, The WW1 army mascot of Penarth Pier, a black & white terrier.
The value of trained dogs on the front line
Housing military pets and mascots
Selling blood for fertiliser and saving fat for face creams
How Avonmouth contributed to the war effort through the perspective of local students
When circus animals ploughed Surrey’s farmland
The diary of a Sunderland sergeant who loved his horses
How a Somerset seaside town saw an unexpected wartime invasion
Lizzie the circus elephant helped the war effort by replacing horses in the city
Losing the head of a household, horses and a business for king and country
A writer from Warhorse was inspired by the story of Beauty, the horse from Minsterley
Jim the dog was used as an early warning system for German Zeppelin attacks
Thousands of horses were trained at Lathom Park for front line action during WW1
Military horses had never been cared for better than when women took over in WW1