What Was World War I like for the Animals of No Man’s Land

“What do we Call Him?”

Despite animal mascots being around for century’s, world war one mascots were downright bizarre! Soldiers of the great war would lose their minds and find themselves leashing up any animal they saw on the front, and if they could not put it to work, they would at least use it for some cheer.

Photo by 2nd Lt. T K Aitken/ IWM via Getty Images

This African Impala somehow found itself on an empty German Battlefield, being domesticated by a Scottish infantry soldier, these moral boosting mascots would be fed more than their soldier comrades who actually cared more about keeping their tradition alive! Now that we had some fun let’s get into the details of what it takes for an animal to serve the front!

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