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December 3, 2015

20 Emotional Vintage Photos Capture the Moments of Soldiers and Their Lovely Pets in War

Military animals are domesticated animals that are used in warfare and other combat related activities. As working animals, different military animals serve different functions.

Horses, elephants, camels, and other animals have been used for both transportation and mounted attack. Pigeons were used for communication and photographic espionage.

Many other animals have been reportedly used in various specialized military functions, including rats and pigs. Dogs have long been employed in a wide variety of military purposes, more recently focusing on guarding and bomb detection, and along with dolphins and sea lions are in active use today.

Below are some of emotional photos capturing the moments of soldiers and their lovely pets in war.

A soldier of the U.S. Seventh Marines carries a rescued puppy in his pocket, Da Nang, Vietnam, 1968

A soldier sleeps with a dog, Okinawa, 1945

A tiny puppy sleeping comfortably between Russian soldiers, 1945

An American soldier gives a bath to a relaxed puppy, Tunisia, 1943

An American soldier with a joey, 1942

Captain D.Michelson with a turtle

Dog with a Marine soldier in foxhole, Saipan, 1944

Donkey riding on the back of a WWII soldier

Finnish soldier playing with kittens

German soldier feeding a puppy, 1915

German soldier with dog and message during WWII

Soldier caresses a kitten

Soldier feeding kitten

Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, 1944

Vietnam War soldier and his dog

Watching over soldier while he sleeping, WWII

Wounded soldier waiting on the Allied beachhead in France for transportation to a hospital in England with a stray dog, 1944

Young soldier holding a little piggy with lid in London during World War II

A Canadian soldier giving his dog a bath, February 1918

A soldier coping with his dog during the Battle of Khe Sahn, 1968


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