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    The Australians sent thousands of horses to the mid east in WW1.
    The charge of the Light Brigade a la Oz style at Bersheba I think.

    When it was all over the men were to return to Oz, but not the horses, only one brought back.
    The riders had the unenviable task of dealing with the horses.
    Most took them to the beach and used their side arms on them.
    Such a tradgedy.
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    As this topic is more or less based on Military happenings, it would be interesting to find out the number of members amongst us who have actually served in HM Armed Forces.

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    #15.. Registered for N.S. 1955 but exempt. Worked on Charter for 4 years with the RN in a civilian capacity in Naval Party 1007, you will find this on google. saturation Diving , bomb and salvage diving , and special forces. Had various dealings with the Armed Forces and have the MN badge from the MOD with the Inscription Veteran of Her majestys armed Forces with accompanying letter , the same as others on site. Cannot remember ever signing the Official Secrets Act , maybe I did , but would be well past its expiry date by now if I had.
    PS I was also a member of the Wolf Cubs, Boy Scouts, Boys Brigade, Army, Navy, and ATC. Newspaper boy, Butchers Boy, and Cobblers Boy , then blotted my copy book and went to sea. Cheers JS
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    For a moment there John when you said blotted your copy book I thought maybe you were referring to being married. LOL
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    #17 No like to say I got married at 24, was 25 the next day , and she was my birthday present. JS
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    The Animals that helped win World War1.
    Click html below.

    https://www.tweentribune.com/article...n-world-war-i/

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    The old footage of WW1 frequently show horses laying where they fell, and last couple of weeks there has been a dock on Berlin, and that showed the German people in Berlin, with the Russian forces approaching, and them starving, cutting up a dead horse in the street. Always citizens and animals that suffer, kt
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    #18
    Other way around for me.
    Also my wife to be, bought the wedding license, seven shillings and sixpence.
    After 50 years of marriage, she claimed I still hadn't worked it off.

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    Sounds a bit like the old Bingo call, 7 and 6 was she worth it? LOL

    But as to animals, during WW1 horses were the animals that suffered the most.
    But in both wars Dogs and Pigeons were in use, some survived.
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    Hi Cappy

    When I was a young teenager in the early 60's we took the car (Mk2 Zodiac) across the Chanel and drove down to Italy for our holidays. On the way home my father wanted to visit Vimy Ridge and Arras in NE France. We saw the remains of trenches ETC and as we passed through the little villages we stopped at the war graves and signed the visitors book and had a look. The thing that has stayed with me was that every pure white cross looked like it was just put there yesterday and the engraving was immaculate. Every one had the words "known unto God" That was the thing that is engraved in my mind and I always pause and remember every year on Nov 11 and on ANZAC day here in NZ and at other times.

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