20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones

20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones

Rachel Lascasta - June 27, 2017

Wars, especially those in the past were the last places where you would expect to see even the most subtle displays of love. In fact, one would barely expect soldiers to be able to spend quality time with their pets.

Animals in the military, particularly dogs, are usually used for combat purposes while others such as horses offer the convenience of transport. In some cases, soldiers used birds such as pigeons to communicate vital information between camps. However, some photos demonstrate that some soldiers did keep pets just for company. Below are some images that capture the rare, peaceful moments when soldiers were allowed to take a momentary break from the harsh realities of battle with a special friend.

20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
An American soldier in 1942 shakes hands with a Joey who seems slightly shy.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
This photo taken in Russia in 1945 shows a puppy looking very cozy between the two solders.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
This soldier and his dog were unknowingly photographed in Okinawa in 1945.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
This photo taken in Tunisia in 1943 shows an American soldier washing a puppy in a helmet.

20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones

20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
The year is 1944, and a soldier decided to take a break from the Battle of Saipan to share a banana with a goat.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
A stray dog sympathizes with a wounded soldier in 1944.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
A soldier feeding a kitten.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
Dog keeps watch over sleeping soldier in the battlefield during World War II.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
This soldier shares a happy moment as he poses for the camera with his pet pig in France during World War II.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
This photo taken in 1968 depicts a solder looking distraught though while holding his puppy dearly.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
A solder giving his dog a bath in 1918.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
This photo taken during the Vietnam War shows a soldier feeding his dog.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
A German soldier feeds his puppy.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
An American soldier carries a puppy in his pocket during the Vietnam War.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
A soldier carrying a donkey on his back during World War II.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
A soldier playing with two kittens in a field.
20 Amazing Photos Of Soldiers and Pets In Combat Zones
A photo of a German soldier reading a message while his dog keeps a watchful eye over the battlefield.
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