Military Animal Companions Gabriel Putnam,
Background - Historic Military Animal Use
- Cavalry
Mounted soldiers (horses, camels, elephants)
Mobile infantry (ride to battlefield then dismount)
Earliest known in century BC with Iranians
Mostly phased out during the 1930's
- Mascots
Known since the 18th century British
Still used extensively by Commonwealth Nations
- Used widely in UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland,
Scotland, South Africa, and New Zealand
Limited use in America
- Two mules and a wolfhound in the Army
- Bulldogs in the Marines
- Several Navy ships have canine mascots
A few others in Spain and Sri Lanka
- Attack Animals
Knockdown or tackling (dogs, Greeks, Romans, Spanish)
Frighten warriors or animals (Egyptian lions, Greek pigs)
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Military Animal Companions Gabriel Putnam, Background - Historic Military Animal Use - Cavalry Mounted soldiers (horses, camels, elephants) Mobile infantry (ride to battlefield then dismount) Earliest known in century BC with Iranians Mostly phased out during the 1930's - Mascots Known since the 18th century British Still used extensively by Commonwealth Nations - Used widely in UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, and New Zealand Limited use in America - Two mules and a wolfhound in the Army - Bulldogs in the Marines - Several Navy ships have canine mascots A few others in Spain and Sri Lanka - Attack Animals Knockdown or tackling (dogs, Greeks, Romans, Spanish) Frighten warriors or animals (Egyptian lions, Greek pigs)