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World War I in Photos: Animals at War

World War I in Photos: Animals at War
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JVH#4 : La Première Guerre Mondiale ... - Les Clionautes Comment la Première Guerre Mondiale est représentée dans les jeux vidéo ou l’imposture Soldats Inconnus. Analyse de différents jeux ayant un lien avec la Grande Guerre : Red Baron, Shadow Hearts : Covenant, Necrovision, 1916 Der Unbekannte Krieg (jouable en ligne ici : ), Verdun The Game, Soldats Inconnus : Mémoires de la Grande Guerre, Spec Ops The Line et The Trench 1916. Sitographie : "Représenter la Première Guerre Mondiale dans les jeux vidéo : entre absence et uchronie" par Julien Lalu, doctorant à l’université de Poitiers Article de Ronan Pettiti sur Soldats Inconnus, à qui j’emprunte l’argument sur l’uniforme du baron Von Dorf : Contact : Vincent.histgeo@gmail.com @RomainHG

World War I in Photos: Introduction A century ago, an assassin, a Serbian nationalist, killed the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary as he visited Sarajevo. This act was the catalyst for a massive conflict that lasted four years. More than 65 million soldiers were mobilized by more than 30 nations, with battles taking place around the world. Animals In War Memorial - The Animals In War Memorial - Park Lane, London Armed Forces History Museum | Carrier Pigeons Used During World War I Carrier Pigeons, used to carry communications during World War I, proved to be instrumental in the war. Because advanced telecommunications had yet to be developed, the carrier pigeon was often used by both sides, not only for critical dispatches, but also often sent from the front line carrying status report messages back to the main headquarters. The messages could then be relayed to the proper military authorities. In all, it is estimated that more than 100,000 carrier pigeons were used by both sides during the war. Crude Communications Though communications during WWI were still crude, the telecommunications at that time was still the preferred method of communication. Carrier pigeons were fitted with a small carrier, which was attached to the pigeon’s leg. During the First Battle of the Marne, pigeons were shown to be the most effective means of getting messages to the French headquarters. US Army Signal Corps Cher Ami The following day, Cher Ami was the only pigeon he had left.

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Photographier la guerre – BCU 1914-1918 Numéro spécial de l’Excelsior, résumant les numéros parus entre le 3 et le 15 août 1914. Au tournant du XIXe siècle, la place de la photographie dans la presse est acquise et se développe peu à peu, même si la France accuse un certain retard comparée à ses voisins. Le premier quotidien entièrement photographique, l’Excelsior, naît en 1910. Le mouvement va ensuite croissant et en 1914 on dénombre de nombreux journaux d’information illustrés par la photographie. A ce titre, l’exemple du Miroir est particulièrement intéressant. Le Miroir, numéro du 9 août 1914. Depuis la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, le photo-reportage a été surtout utilisé pour couvrir certaines guerres ou pour dénoncer la misère. Avec la déclaration de guerre en août 14, la presse illustrée va devenir peu à peu l’interface entre le monde de la guerre et les non-combattants. Article extrait du n° 37 de Miroir, 9 août 1914. bcubul Pour aller plus loin :

Animals In War Memorial - History - information about animals served in war The British, Commonwealth and Allied forces enlisted many millions of animals to serve and often die alongside their armies. These animals were chosen for a variety of their natural instincts and vast numbers were killed, often suffering agonising deaths from wounds, starvation, thirst, exhaustion, disease and exposure. Horses, Mules and Donkeys Eight million horses and countless mules and donkeys died in the First World War. Dogs The dog's innate qualities of intelligence and devotion were valued and used by the forces in conflicts throughout the century. Pigeons More than 100,000 pigeons served Britain in the First World War and 200,000 in World War II. Other Animals Elephants, camels, oxen, bullocks, cats, canaries, even glow worms — all these creatures, great and small, contributed their strength, their energy and their lives in times of war and conflict to the British, Commonwealth and Allied forces during the 20th century. This Memorial is a fitting and lasting tribute to them all.

Cher Ami World War I service[edit] On October 3, 1918, Major Charles Whittlesey and more than 500 men were trapped in a small depression on the side of the hill behind enemy lines without food or ammunition. They were also beginning to receive friendly fire from allied troops who did not know their location. Surrounded by the Germans, many were killed and wounded in the first day and by the second day, just over 190[verification needed] men were still alive. Whittlesey dispatched messages by pigeon.[2] The pigeon carrying the first message, "Many wounded. We are along the road parallel to 276.4. As Cher Ami tried to fly back home, the Germans saw her rising out of the brush and opened fire. Awards[edit] Remembered[edit] To American school children of the 1920s and 1930s, Cher Ami was as well known as any human World War I heroes. Sex and color[edit] Originally registered as a Black Check cock, Cher Ami was a Blue check, and she was discovered after death upon taxidermy procedure to be a hen.

Military mascots - Military mascots Military mascots are animals kept by the armed forces for ceremonial purposes, as emblems of particular units or simply for companionship. Many New Zealand military units, especially during the First World War and the Second World War, acquired unofficial mascots through various means. Dogs were the most common companions, but cats, donkeys, monkeys, lizards, pigs, goats and birds were also adopted as mascots. Although some animals went to war with their owners, most mascots were strays that were picked up along the way. New Zealand's best-known Second World War mascot was Major Major, No. 1 Dog of the 2 NZEF and regimental mascot of 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment.

Représenter et se représenter la Première Guerre mondiale - Faire parler les images (1914-1918) Si les photographies pouvaient parler... (2) L'utilisation de la collection de la BNF (1ère partie).(1) : Dans notre société de l'image, il semble devenu impossible de ne pas publier un ouvrage, un article sur internet – pour ne parler que de ces deux médias sources principales du savoir sur le conflit – sans qu'il y ait des images pour illustrer. Il ne faut pas n'importe quelle image : il faut du symbolique, du spectaculaire. Cette fois-ci, je ne vais pas utiliser le fonds de la « Library of Congress » des États-Unis, mais le fond ROL disponible sur Gallica. Je n'ai choisi que quelques clichés, certains célèbres, utilisés dès la période de la guerre en cartes postales ou publiés ensuite dans de nombreux ouvrages et repris depuis à foison sur le net. Une des plus connues de toutes : Elle fait partie des clichés utilisés dans un très grand nombre de publications depuis des décennies. Cette légende vient de l'entreprise qui fournit l'image. Surtout, l'image est légèrement floue. Sources : 1.

Pigeons - Everything there is to know about the pigeon - PCRC Table of Contents Latin Name: Columba livia (‘dove’ or ‘bird of leaden or blue-grey colour’). Common Names: Pigeon, dove, blue rock pigeon, rock dove, wild rock pigeon, rock pigeon, feral pigeon. Derivation: The word ‘pigeon’ is derived from the Latin word ‘pipio’, meaning ‘young cheeping bird’. The word ‘dove’ is of Norse origin and first appeared in the 14th century as ‘dova’ or ‘douve’. Bird Order: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae (includes 315 different species) Subspecies: C. l. livia, C. l. atlantis, C. l. canariensis, C. l. gymnocyclus, C. l. targia, C. l. nigricans, C. l. dakhlae, C. l. schimperi, C. l. intermedia, C. l. palaestinae, C. l. gaddi, C. l. neglecta Varieties: 350 recorded varieties. Most Common: Feral Pigeon - 10-15 million in Europe. Origin: Europe, North Africa and Asia. Habitat: The wild pigeon is found in coastal areas and the feral pigeon is found almost exclusively in areas of human habitation. Description (adult of the nominate subspecies of the rock pigeon): Cher Ami

Among Our WWI Heroes: A Pigeon named Cher Ami | Cole's Wild Bird Feed It’s one of the most incredible and enduring stories of World War One. A homing pigeon called Cher Ami saved an entire battalion of 194 men. As you’ll see, Cher Ami is a true hero. It was during the battle of Argonne in France. On October 3, 1918, five hundred U. By the second day, more than half the men were dead. Now, the trapped soldiers were left with one pigeon. As Cher Ami took flight for home, the Germans saw her and opened fire. Somehow, even though she was so badly wounded, she rose up and began flying again. The note saved the lives of all 194 men. As a side note, Cher Ami was first thought to be a male or cock pigeon, and that’s why her name is in the masculine French form. Cole’s Wild Bird Products seeks to give all birds, heroic or not, the highest quality bird seed on the market.

Remembering the animals that fought in World War One | Victoria University of Wellington In her paper ‘The Dogs of War: Animals and Animal Intelligence during WWI’ Dr Keren Chiaroni will pay particular attention to animals used by New Zealanders, including horses, dogs and a donkey, while also referring to other animals that have been used in battle throughout history, including dolphins and killer bees. One of Dr Chiaroni’s examples will be the donkey that worked with New Zealander Dick Henderson to carry wounded soldiers under heavy fire from the battlefield of the Somme, which is immortalised in a bronze sculpture outside the National War Memorial in Wellington. Dr Chiaroni will also acknowledge the eight million horses that died on the Western Front, initially in cavalry charges, and then as they pulled ambulances and artillery. Among these were horses shipped over from New Zealand for use by the New Zealand Mounted Rifles. A homing pigeon in France that managed to deliver a message which saved the lives of 194 people is also cited as a war hero.

The War to End All Wars? Hardly. But It Did Change Them Forever. Slide Show ZONNEBEKE, Belgium — To walk the orderly rows of headstones in the elegant graveyards that hold the dead of World War I is to feel both awe and distance. With the death of the last veterans, World War I, which began 100 years ago, has moved from memory to history. But its resonance has not faded — on land and geography, people and nations, and on the causes and consequences of modern war. The memorial here at Tyne Cot, near Ypres and the muddy killing ground of Passchendaele, is the largest British Commonwealth cemetery in the world. Nearly 12,000 soldiers are buried here — some 8,400 of them identified only as “A Soldier of the Great War, Known Unto God.” In Europe’s first total war, called the Great War until the second one came along, seven million civilians also died. Yet the establishment of these grave sites and monuments, here and in villages all over the Western Front, is more than a reminder of the scale of the killing. Continue reading the main story

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