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An Asian elephant named 'Jenny', from the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, used by Germans in Valenciennes, France to help move tree trunks in 1915.

An Asian elephant named 'Jenny', from the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, used by Germans in Valenciennes, France to help move tree trunks in

With so many horses were enlisted in WW1, Lizzie the elephant was used to cart munitions in Sheffield

Elephants provided vital help with war work and hauling loads. Due to the lack of horses, elephants were taken from zoos and circuses and put to work

War Elephant

An elephant, donated to the army by a German zoo, helps behind the western front in Photograph: dpa picture alliance/Alamy

Elephants of the Hagenbeck Zoo pulling containers for an ammunition factory in Berlin - winter 1917/18

War Horse News shared image of elephants of the Hagenbeck Zoo pulling containers for an ammunition factory in Berlin - winter

Highland Territorials in a trench, La Gorgue, France, by H. D. Girdwood, 1915

Highland Territorials in a trench [La Gorgue, France], August I know these soldiers would have been very proud of their uniform, but a kilt just doesn’t seem like the most practical uniform to wear in a trench.

20 Incredible Pictures Of Brave Animals On The Battlefields Of World War I

Aside from the human carnage of the First World War, animals were also recruited into military service performing a variety of tasks from carrying messages to pulling heavy artillery.

An Allied soldier bandages the paw of a Red Cross working dog in Belgium during WWI, May 1917

A WWI allied soldier bandages the paw of a Red Cross working dog in Flanders, Belgium, May We want to hear your dog stories - how Devoted is your dog? Tell us on National Geographic Your Shot. Photograph by Harriet Chalmers Adams, National Geographic

Perro en hospital alemán está siendo curado. 1915.

World War I in Photos: Introduction - The Atlantic 44 A German dog hospital, treating wounded dispatch dogs coming from the front, ca. (National Archive/Official German Photograph of WWI) #

Highland Territorials in a trench, La Gorgue, France, by H. D. Girdwood, 1915

Highland Territorials in a trench [La Gorgue, France], August I know these soldiers would have been very proud of their uniform, but a kilt just doesn’t seem like the most practical uniform to wear in a trench.