animals have played a crucial role in militaries and armed conflicts for centuries.
Veterans Day is a time to remember the brave men and women who are serving or have served in the armed forces. However, the service of animals during times of military conflict often goes unmentioned.
Allied and Central Powers used dogs as messengers during World War I. Dogs could easily move trenches and battlefields than soldiers could, thus making them ideal ground messengers.
their sense of smell made them perfectly suited to finding wounded soldiers on the battlefield and in the trenches. This sense of smell, combined with dogs' excellent hearing, allowed them to serve as effective guards and scouts, particularly when it came to detecting nearby enemies.
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