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In pictures: The Animals' War

German messenger dog leaping over a trench on the Western Front, 1916.

The Animals' War is currently on show at the at Imperial War Museum North. Here a German messenger dog leaps a trench on the Western Front in 1916.

An elephant pulls an aircraft into position on a Fleet Air Arm airfield in India.

Elephants were used by the Fleet Air Arm in India during World War II. They were ideally suited to manoeuvring large objects in the Far East where there were few good roads.

A sergeant of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps bandaging the wounded ear of Jasper, a mine dog, 1944.

A sergeant of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps bandages the wounded ear of Jasper, a mine dog, 1944.

A pigeon being released from a port-hole in the side of a tank, near Albert, 1918. During the First World War pigeons were frequently used to carry messages from tanks.

During World War I pigeons were frequently used to carry messages from tanks.

A rescue dog being brought out of the debris of the World Trade Centre after the 9/11 attacks, New York, 2001.

A rescue dog being brought out of the debris of the World Trade Center.

K-Dog a bottlenose dolphin leaping out of the water while being trained for mine detection work with the US Navy in 2003.

K-Dog the dolphin was trained by the United States Navy to find underwater mines that might endanger landing craft.

Lord Kitchener, on horseback, reviews troops of 10th Division at Basingstoke.

The exhibition includes photographs, film, memorabilia and interactive installations and runs until January 2008. (Photo: Lord Kitchener, on horseback)




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