But no creature was more closely involved in the fighting than Man's Best Friend, the dog.By 1917 the French and British armies had almost 20,000 serving dogs between them, and the Germans almost 30,000.However, younger variants more of the traditional definition of "cute" (I.e. Assume that if there is a Monster Mash, the few female member(s) will be Cute Monster Girls. This character type can also be used as a basis for studying discrimination, social differences and similar themes, since monster girls are pretty cute and different at the same time to attract a wide audience and detail problems arising from differences. Related to Moe Anthropomorphism and Gijinka in Fan Art circles. Compare Cute Alien Girl, Cute Eldritch Abomination Girl, Cute Humanoid Animal Girl, Cute Ghost Girl, Attractive Zombie, Seductive Mummy, and Slime Girl.
Here, in our second extract from the book, we reveal the fascinating stories behind some of them...After three weeks of hard fighting, at first retreating and then advancing, by mid-September 1914 the weary professional soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force in France had suffered heavy casualties.Bus B43 survived the conflict, returning to its peacetime civilian role, and in 1920 was paraded with a group of veteran drivers at Buckingham Palace before King George V - the first time the King had boarded a bus.It was withdrawn from service in 1924 and given to the drivers' Old Comrades' Association.The importance of the pigeon to the war effort is attested to by a clause in the Defence of the Realm Act passed during the war which imposed a six month jail term or £100 fine on anyone wounding, molesting or otherwise harming homing pigeons.
Even the humble canary was used in underground tunnel warfare – just as it was in coal mines at home – to detect the presence of poison gas.
This one, Bus B43, was built in 1911, one of the London General Omnibus Company's first of the new B-type vehicles.
Before the war in the capital it had worked routes 8 (Willesden-Old Ford) and 25 (Victoria-Seven Kings), and carried up to 34 passengers.
From Hannibal's Carthaginian elephants which terrorised ancient Rome to the massive war horses of medieval battlefields, to the sniffer dogs that detect terrorist bombs today, our four-footed and feathered friends have had a vital part to play in our wars.
But perhaps no conflict has seen them feature more prominently than during the First World War.
This summer sees the awesome new First World War Galleries open at the Imperial War Museum to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, and last week we launched a Daily Mail appeal to help support this tribute to Britain’s courage so new generations will be able to discover the story for themselves.