Monday 27 April 2020

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Did you know animals play an important role in wartime?

Did you know animals play an important role in wartime?

Join IWM expert Clare this week as she shares real life stories about courageous animal heroes. Clare will tell us about animals that are super smart and can do amazing things that modern equipment and highly skilled people cannot!    

Family Mission

Family Mission

Grown ups! Every Friday, we’ll be sharing fun challenges on Twitter and Facebook - follow us to make sure you get your “mission briefing” every week. Don't forget to let us know you are taking part! 

This week we want you to become animal investigators! Animals have amazing abilities that can help us in wartime. What jobs do you think they might do? Clare from IWM explains how you can become an animal investigator. Share your discoveries with us on Facebook.

Find out more about this week's mission and see how IWM staff have been taking part!

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Private John Rudd of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment sitting at the roadside in a Korean village with his dog, which has been trained for guard duties.
Private John Rudd of the 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment sitting at the roadside in a Korean village with his dog, which has been trained for guard duties. © IWM BF 491

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From a tiny mouse to a huge elephant - see 12 amazing photographs that show show some of the different ways animals have helped humans in wartime