6mm – Állatok a háborúban

Ebben a kis cikkben a háborúkban részt vett állatok emlékének szeretnék tisztelegni. Létezik egy emlékmű Londonban, ami lovaknak kutyáknak, galamboknak és más állatoknak is tiszteleg.


Felirata: ,,Állatok a háborúban. Tiszteletadás mindazon állatoknak, melyek a brit és a szövetséges egységek oldalán háborúkban és bevetésekben vettek részt és életüket áldozták. Nem volt más választásuk.”

Ez a tisztelgés megtalálható az amerikai oldalon is:


Most pedig lássuk a fotókat, a katonák társairól!

Istálló bunker.

Nearco, the highest priced racehorse ever sold (?65,000), has a bomb-proof shelter at this town near Newmarket, Cheveley, England on April 16, 1944. The shelter has air conditioning, electric lighting, and is roofed with 4 ft. of reinforced concrete surmounted by several feet of earth. Here, Nearco is shown being led out of his shelter. (AP Photo)

A két világháboruban a mozgatáshoz nagy mértékben használták az állati erőket.

German soldiers move a horse-drawn vehicle over a coduroy road while crossing a wetland area, in October 1941, near Salla on Kola Peninsula, a Soviet-occupied region in northeast Finland. (AP Photo)

A legjobb katonatárs, ha állatokról van szó.

A well camouflaged Marine is giving silent instructions to a Marine Corps jungle-trained dog on the front lines of the beachhead in Bougainville, Soloman Islands, on Jan. 13, 1944 during World War II. Dogs donated by citizens proved invaluable in locating Japanese snipers. (AP Photo)

Nekünk munka, nekik játék.

A police officer and his dog stand guard by seized marijuana at the Baja California state police headquarters in Tijuana, Mexico, Monday Nov. 1, 2010. According to state police, 12,976 kilograms (28,606 pounds) of marijuana were seized and one person arrested in an operation early Monday. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)

Nem egy bevetésre kiképzettek voltak, ezt bizonyítja a gázálarc.

Equipment for the trenches. Date Created between 1914 and 1918, A French sergeant and a dog, both wearing gas masks, on their way to the front line. Photo by National Photo Company Collection.

BHD-ban így is járhatott volna a csacsis kordéj.

Dead horse on battlefield, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania photographed 1863. Civil War Photograph Collection Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Nem lehet elég korán kezdeni a kiképzést.

Private First Class Norman Diamond of Brooklyn, New York gives a congratulatory pat to "Staff Sergeant Basic" and "Private First Class Adler," who have just received promotions under authority of DL (Dog Land) regulation 0000-900. They are mascots of a U.S. Signal Service company somewhere in India. 1942 Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

Amerikai katona kutya.

Uncle Sam's war dog sentries have seen their first overseas duty in Puerto Rico Jan. 13, 1943. 'Adrian' the police dog sentry can't wait to leave his portable Kennel. With him left to right, are Private Louis Robbins, dog trainer of Long Island City, Pfc. Juan Gotos of Puerto Rico, and Pvt. Carlos Rodriguez, also of Puerto Rico. (AP Photo)

Amíg te alszol, ő örködik.

In this photo release by the National Archives via National World War II Museum, Butch, a sentry dog, stands guard over Pfc. Rez P. Hester of the Marine Corps’ 7th War Dog Platoon on Iwo Jima in this undated photograph from the National Archives. The photo will be part of an exhibit, titled "Loyal Force: Animals at War" at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans from July 22-Oct. 17. (AP Photo/National Archives via National World War II Museum)

Egy keleti példa.

An American advised patrol plods through the Vietnamese jungle on June 27, 1964. Supplies and some of its personnel aboard the powerful, plodding elephants which are a form of native transport dating back centuries to Hannibal during the First Punic War.(AP Photo/Horst Faas)

Nincs kommentár.

Marine Cpl. Gunner Schmitt, 23, from Janesville, Wis., and a puppy that the Marines had named Willie, both take an afternoon nap on the porch of an office building in an abandoned industrial complex where the Camp Pendleton 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, have been living for the past five days in Baghdad, Wednesday, April 16, 2003. The puppy belongs to the population of stray dogs that also live in the complex. (AP Photo/North County Times/Hayne Palmour)

Itt sincs.

British trooper W. Williamson rescues a puppy from the ruins of a shell-damaged house in Geilenkirchen, Germany, in November 1944. (AP Photo)

Ez a kép is bizonyítja, hogy fontos volt számukra.

A Marine Corps dog handler comforts his German shepherd while the dog is X-rayed after being shot by a Japanese sniper on Bougainville, The dog died of its injuries. National Archives via the National World War II Museum

Újabb keleti (?) példa.

Using every available means of transportation to the front lines on Saipan, Mariana Islands, these U.S. Marines loaded an ox cart but had to use a lot of persuasion and a little teamwork to get the ox in motion. AP Photo

Voltak állatok, melyek csak a katonákhoz csapódtak, mert nem maradt másuk.

U.S. Adviser Lt. Col. Burr M. Willey of Ayer, Mass., fired his rifle as he moved up Route 13 with a South Vietnamese army unit toward An Loc, besieged provincial capital north of Saigon. In this scene in Vietnam, May 19, 1972, Willey was followed by his faithful dog Moose and South Vietnamese troops. On June 19, the colonel and his dog were killed during a rocket attack in the area along Route 13. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A legbizarabb kép amit láttam, ilyen témában.

A docile horse wears a gas mask, as a precaution against gas attacks, that was developed by "Our Dumb Friends League," a humane society in London, England, March 27, 1940. The mask might almost be a feed bag, except for the window panes and the enclosed ear muffs. (AP Photo)

Ne feledjük, nem csak a harcok folyamán lehetnek álltjaink hősök, hanem a mindennapokban is!

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