Animals in the Great War (Kindle)
Animals in the Great War throws a spot light on the experience of creatures great and small during the First World War, vividly telling their stories through the incredible archival images of the Mary Evans Picture Library. The enduring public interest in Michael Morpurgos tale of the war horse reveals an enthusiasm for the animal perspective on war, but what of the untold stories of the war dog, the trench rat or even the ships pig?
Through unrivalled access to rarely seen illustrated wartime magazines, books and postcards, discover the sea lions who were trained to detect submarines, and witness the carcass of the 61ft mine-destroying wonder whale. Meet the dog that brought a sailor back from the brink of death, and inspired a Hollywood legend. See how depictions of animals were powerfully manipulated by the propaganda machine on both sides, and how the presence of animals could bring much-needed and even lifesaving companionship and cheer amid the carnage of war.
As the centenary of the Great War is commemorated all over the world, take a timely journey via the lens of Mary Evans' wartime images, and marvel at the often overlooked but significant contribution and experience of animals at war. By turns astonishing, heart-warming and occasionally downright bizarre, Animals in the Great War champions the little-known story of the bison, the chameleon, the canary et al in wartime.
Overall this impressive Images of War title has impressed me greatly and Lucinda has shown that whatever the improvement of technological advances during this period no one can improve the rat killing statistics of a small terrier rampaging around the trenches.Freelancer, Stephen Johnson
A wide variety of stories in here and giving worthwhile exposure to many little known aspects of animals working for the war effort during WW1, and the way that they were used for political imagery in the propaganda war as well. A slightly different take on the Great War and an interesting addition to the Images of War series as a result.Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland
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A SET of stunning photographs show how important animals were on the front line during the First World War.The Sun 30/3/17
Included in the astonishing pictures are snaps of dedicated dogs, cats, horses, mules and other animals.
The remarkable galley is revealed in new book Images of War, Animals in the Great War, by Lucinda Moore.
A set of stunning photographs show how important animals were on the front line during the First World War.The Daily Mail 29/3/17
Seafarers' Voices 6: Whale Hunter (Kindle)
This is the narrative of a harpooner in the whale-ship Charles W Morgan, whose four-year voyage in 1849-1853 took him from New Bedford, Massachusetts, to the South Pacific and on around the world. Before the days of the whale-gun and its explosive warhead, whaling was a dangerous and far from one-sided pursuit – indeed, one of Haley's earliest experiences was the destruction of his boat by a whale attack, and even when the harpoon hit the target, the whaleboat would be towed at speed until the wounded whale was exhausted, a terrifying experience that was known to whalemen as a 'Nantucket sleigh…By Nelson Cole Haley, Vincent McInerney
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