A is for Animals offers an A to Z of animals in war, from mascots and messengers to creepy-crawlies. Animals are put to many uses in war. Sometimes they have jobs to do: the horses, camels, mules, and donkeys used to transport soldiers and equipment, as well as carrier pigeons and tracker dog with their special talents. Often animals are used as mascots and pets, or as symbols on badges and flags. A is for animals also looks at those unwelcome animals, such as insects, rats, and wild creatures, that make life in the field even more difficult and dangerous.
The exhibition has been developed with a young audience in mind, but visitors of all ages will enjoy its fascinating and moving stories.
The book M is for Mate which was put together as part of this exhibition was shortlisted for the 2010 Children's Book Council, Book of the Year - Eve Pownall Award.