Lest we forget the animal victims of war.
Hardly a conflict goes by without animals in one way or another being used to help those fighting. Many have lost their lives. Their suffering like the soldiers they serve should not be forgotten.
During the first world war over 8 million horses and countless mules and donkeys died. It is estimated that over 100,000 racing pigeons served during World War I and over 200,000 during the second world war. Other more unusual animals have served during conflicts including elephants, camels, oxen, bullocks, cats, canaries and even glow worms!