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How were horses used in ww1?

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In WWI more than 14 million horses were used for things such as carrying ammunition, supplies, and soldiers. Sadly throughout out the war over 8 million horses died, 2 million were treated in veterinary hospitals, and 2 million were able to return to duty!

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They where used mainly in WW1 for: cavilry charges and the light horse brigade however due to the type of warefare eg machine guns. they became more commonly used for transporting artilary to the front They where used mainly in WW1 for: cavilry charges and the light horse brigade however due to the type of warefare eg machine guns. they became more commonly used for transporting artilary to the front

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In some scenarios horses may have been treated with great respect (see War Horse) however there were selfish people (British and German) who didn't really care for the horses and most of them died. Only one horse survived the war, her name was Sandy. For Example Artillery horses were fed corn once a day. When the war was over old horses and injured ones were shot and the healthy ones were sent to new owners.

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