12 amazing pictures of animals through history

To mark National Love Your Pet Day in the USA, we've rounded up 12 incredible images of animals and pets through history – from dogs wearing gas masks during World War One, to Rin Tin Tin, a dog who starred in numerous silent films...

c1943: Soldiers enjoy a baseball match at Wembley Stadium in London between the United States Army and Canadian Forces. With them sits Bobby, the mascot of the Canadian Highland Scottish regiment. (Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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April 1918: Members of the Women’s Land Army feed lambs while on a march through London

(Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
(Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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c1925: Animal film star Rin Tin Tin (1918–32), who was rescued from a German trench during the First World War by an American soldier and went on to star in numerous silent films

(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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c1944: A veterinary surgeon attends to a dog in the street after damage from a wartime bomb forced him to close his premises

(Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
(Photo by Fred Morley/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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15 August 2011: A US army specialist rests with Dasty, a Belgian Malinois who has the rank of sergeant, at an airfield in Afghanistan following a mission

(Photo by ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo by ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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c1918: A soldier with Nancy, the springbok mascot of the 4th South African Regiment during the First World War

(Photo by 2nd Lt. T K Aitken/ IWM via Getty Images)
(Photo by 2nd Lt T K Aitken/IWM via Getty Images)

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c1944: An unidentified man reads and smokes a cigarette on the deck of a submarine, while the ship’s mascot – a dog – lies next to him

(Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)
(Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)
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c1945: Captain Caiger of the British Army Pigeon Service holds a carrier pigeon equipped with a message capsule

(Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Photo by Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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c1914–18: German soldiers and their dogs wearing gas masks during the First World War

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(Photo by Bettmann via Getty Images)
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10 November 2016: A displaced Iraqi woman holds her cat, Lulu, after fleeing her home to take refuge at a camp in Arbil with her children

(Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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c1943: Soldiers enjoy a baseball match at Wembley Stadium in London between the United States Army and Canadian Forces. With them sits Bobby, the mascot of the Canadian Highland Scottish regiment

(Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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c1940: British soldiers on horseback charge through a smoke screen in North Africa during the Second World War

(Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Photo by Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
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March 2012: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, presents a ‘shamrock’ to a Regimental mascot at a St Patrick’s Day parade in Aldershot, England

(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)