WWI horse tribute

WWI horse tribute

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    WWI horse tribute

    Not only is this WWI tribute to fallen horses, mules and donkeys touching - but it's also a great piece of conceptual art. Way to go doughboys! These soldiers are paying their respect to the fallen animals that died by their side. This consists of roughly 650 soldiers standing in a formation which that perfectly resembles a horses head. Not in a creepy Godfather sort-of-way - but in a very loving sort-of-way.
    Eight million war horses were killed during WW I; while one million horses left the UK for the Western Front and only 60,000 returned. The horses helped carry food, water, ammunition, and medical supplies to men on the front.

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    Fed a lot of them too.
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    Very cool picture! DR
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    WW1 was just the beginning of the mechanized war.
    They still depended upon horse power to move supplies and artillery.
    The movie War Horse brings a lump to my throat.
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    In the Civil War horses were used extensively during battle, whereas mules were the predominant power supply for supply trains. Horses could be trained to ignore gun and cannon, mules could not.

    There is an interesting documentary The Horses of Gettysburg.

    The use in WWI and WWII continued, although in WWII it tapered significantly.
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    Fantastic photograph.
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    Many people have no idea how loyal a horse is. The mean ones are the ones that became that way by bad trainers.....love them and have 3 plus a donkey that are all pasture ornaments now! Thanks for posting the picture!

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