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Beyond War Horse: Other Heroes of World War I Include Pigeons and Garden Slug

Family Life - Pets

WWI pitbull, Sgt Stubby Wikimedia photoSteven Spielberg's release of "War Horse" has provided us with an opportunity to re-examine the vital role played by animals in World War I.

Set on the battlefields of the Great War, the movie tells an inspiring tale of love and devotion between man and animal.

Besides the horse, dogs, pigeons, and even garden slugs played important roles in winning World War I.

The most famous animal to emerge from the war was Sgt. Stubby, a bulldog terrier with a short, stubby tail connected with the 102nd Regiment.

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WWI pitbull, Sgt Stubby Wikimedia photo

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