'A is for Animals' Temporary and Travelling Exhibition

Accession Number MSS2077
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Grant, Elspeth
Date made 2008
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Vietnam, 1962-1975
First World War, 1914-1918
East Timor, 1999-2013
Afghanistan, 2001-2021
Somalia, 1992-1995

Manuscript consists of five short papers: Horses in the Boer War, Camels in the First World War, Pigeons in the Second World War, Dogs in the Post-1945 era, and Donkeys and mules from the Boer War to Afghanistan. Each of the papers prensents the historical background of the animal's use in conflict, what purpose they were used for, how the units were structured, relationships withtheir handlers, and cultural responses to their use.