Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Animals in the Great War (Paperback) (Lucinda Moore)

Animals in the Great War (Paperback) (Lucinda Moore) - image 1 of 1

About this item

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 unrivaled 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, heartwarming 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.
Genre: History
Series Title: Images of War
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Lucinda Moore
Language: English
Street Date: June 30, 2017
TCIN: 51707351
UPC: 9781473862111
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-0844
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$21.20
MSRPReg: $24.95 Save $3.75 (15% off)
Shipping not available
Not in stores

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.