Gli animali della Grande Guerra

June – September 2018

From the second half of June until 30 September 2018, the Armed Forces Museum will display the temporary exhibition: Animals of the Great War with dozens of relics and photographs.

This very special exhibition is intended to remind us of, and in many cases reveal, the exceptional use of animals during the First World War as well as their importance for the practical support of all armies involved.

If it is easy to link the horse or the mule to war, it is less normal to remember the massive use of dogs or pigeons, but at the same time also the countless slaughter animals that followed the soldiers to each front.

The conscription of animals, especially equines, also passed through the actual conscription, with compulsory requisitions everywhere.

Hundreds of relics tell the story of this enormous silent army, which has always stood by man.

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