5 thoughts on “Animals In War

  1. This is a story of various animals and their stories as they were used by humans throughout the ages in battle and war. Not surprisingly, this can be a bit depressing, but it is such an interesting subject. Jilly Cooper covers a wide variety of animals and while she mainly focuses on the World Wars, she does provide a little info on earlier experiences. She includes horses, dogs, mules, pigeons, etc. This book was excellent. It was very knowledgable and yet was still surprisingly easy to read. M

  2. I don’t think anyone could pick up this book and not expect to get emotional. Cooper has done a really good job with this subject matter. The book has its lighter moments – stories of loyalty, humour and bravery by different animals, but it also has its horrific ones. They aren’t easy reading, but Cooper tackles them honestly and without a lot of unnecessary padding, keeping it stark and hard-hitting. Some of the stories are just heartbreaking. The ones that got me more were the ones about the s

  3. All kinds of stories about animals who’ve served in wartime, and the humans who were lucky enough to work with them. All kinds of information you never suspected about this subject. The author says “it is written in tears, not ink,” but I didn’t find it all that tear-jerky. Perfect for infuriating the animal-rights activist on your gift list.

  4. Great introductory book. I took a chance on the book when I saw it in a discount bin, and glad I did. The major fault I find with the book is that it never gives more than a paragraph or two of attention to any of the individual animals. It does cover a wide variety of animals, and tells more about the hardships the group had to undergo instead of the individual acts of heroism. My recommendation is to pick up the book (the authors percentage of this book goes to a statue fund for war animals) a

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