Dogs with first-aid and stimulants [...], 1915 (c).

Dogs with first-aid and stimulants off to find wounded in inaccessible parts of No Man’s Land’, 1915 (c). Armies used dogs in various capacities during the war. They were trained to carry messages and medical supplies, act as sentries and scouts, and were used in mine detection and seeking out casualties in no-man’s-land. The threat of snipers made it hard for people to carry medical supplies or messages over long distances. Dogs presented a smaller target and were able to travel faster than humans. Stereoscopic photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1915 (c). One of 81 stereoscopic photographs associated with groups including Seaforth Highlanders, Royal Artillery, Black Watch, Royal Flying Corps, Gurkhas, Royal Engineers, French Army, trenches, stretcher bearers, dogs used to carry medical supplies, prisoners of war, aircraft, 1916 (c)-1918. From a collection of 106 stereoscopic photographs relating to Delhi Durbar and World War One (1914-1918), 1898-1918.