Throughout history, in war and in peacetime, animals and mankind have worked alongside each other. These war animals have demonstrated true valour and an enduring partnership with humans. The bond is unbreakable, their sacrifice great—we should honour the animals of war. So please pause and take a thought for the animals of war; they served too.
Nigel Allsopp, author of the successful book, A Centenary of Australian Animals at War, has a new project in the works to raise awareness for animals used in war. His new book will be aimed at children and is titled The Purple Poppy. This toned down remembrance of war animals is beautifully illustrated by Australian artist Sharon McLachlan.