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Animals in combat, Nigel Allsopp

Label
Animals in combat
Title
Animals in combat
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Allsopp
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Animals in Combat' explores a brief history of military animals throughout the ages, their different roles within this period, what animal warriors are used for today and what future animals have in modern warfare. Supported by many color images, the respective service each animals provides in times of war is beautifully covered by author Nigel Allsopp. During thousands of years of global wars animals have served alongside man, so what makes animals useful in war? A dog's qualities of loyalty, intelligence and devotion are highly valued in their role as pets, and these traits are also attractive to the armed forces. Equines such as horses, mules and donkeys, have literally carried man on their backs and all his military supplies to boot. They have carried ammunition, medical equipment and even our wounded. Pigeons performed messenger missions in World War I and II. Some 200,000 pigeons served the colors at this time and they suffered huge losses. Coalition forces in Iraq used pigeons too, as chemical warfare detectors. Today Military Working dogs are the predominate animal still used in combat, but marine mammals and equines still hold a position, with the latter having a resurgence in Afghanistan. Coalition Special Forces, including the US, British and Australian Special Air Services
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
355.424
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
UH87
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Animals in combat, Nigel Allsopp
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Animals in combat, Nigel Allsopp
Publication
Copyright
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Bibliography note
Bibliography : page 143
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Animals at War Today -- Animal-borne bombs -- Battle Bees -- Bat Bombs -- Carrier Pigeons -- ch. 2 The War Donkey -- ch. 3 Combat Mules -- ch. 4 War Camels -- ch. 5 War Elephants -- ch. 6 The Horse -- The War Horse -- ch. 7 Modern Mounted Operations -- US Security Police Squadron -- Other Countries -- ch. 8 Marine Mammals -- US Army Veterinary Staff -- Surviving the Cold War -- ch. 9 War Dogs -- ch. 10 Pack Animals -- Oxen -- Water Buffalo -- Reindeer -- Yaks -- Llamas -- Dogs as Pack Animals -- Horses as Pack Animals -- ch. 11 Special Forces -- ch. 12 Ceremonial -- ch. 13 Mascots -- Operation Baghdad Pups -- ch. 14 Therapy Animals -- ch. 15 Animal Training Establishments -- ch. 16 Use of Para-Military Units to Patrol Boarders -- ch. 17 The Future -- ch. 18 Countries Using Combat Animals Today -- Israel -- Italy -- USA -- Australia -- Switzerland -- Germany -- Britain -- Austria -- Argentina
Control code
15390628
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9781742575131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781742575131
  • (OCoLC)867078474
  • (AuCNLKIN)000052750803
  • (Nz-Kotui)2337199

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