70th WWII end anniversary. “THE LOADED MULE AT MONTECASSINO” 1944

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Here's a sample of the terrain over which British and American forces of the Fifth army are fighting in Italy, Jan. 15, 1944. A mule pack train, its load delivered to the men at the front, winds its way down a steep trail homeward bound for another load. (AP Photo)
Here’s a sample of the terrain over which British and American forces of the Fifth army are fighting in Italy, Jan. 15, 1944. A mule pack train, its load delivered to the men at the front, winds its way down a steep trail homeward bound for another load. (AP Photo)

Mules were found to have tremendous stamina in extreme climates and over the most difficult terrain, serving courageously in the freezing mud on the Western Front and later at Monte Cassino in World War II. Equally they toiled unflinchingly in the oppressive heat of Burma, Eritrea and Tunisia. There are many inspiring and often tragic stories of the great devotion and loyalty shown between horses, mules and donkeys and their masters during some of the bloodiest conflicts of the 20th century,

montecassino mule

Millions of horses and donkeys died as a result of being pressed into service to transport food, supplies, artillery and anything else they could be made to pull or carry. When food was scarce they were slaughtered to feed the troops.

needle felting equine mule loaded war mule

needle felting mule 1944

Felted sculpture, tribute for the millions of animals death at WWI and WWII.
Felted sculpture, tribute for the millions of animals death at WWI and WWII.
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2 thoughts on “70th WWII end anniversary. “THE LOADED MULE AT MONTECASSINO” 1944

    Mojcaj said:
    2015-11-10 at 3:46 pm

    Wonderful idea and a beautiful sculpture! A nice tribute to heavily exploatated animals which suffered a lot during the wars.

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      minzooneedlefelting responded:
      2015-11-10 at 7:58 pm

      Yes MO thank you!!.. and no doubt your halter absolutely enhances it !!! thank you so much!!!! ❤

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