World War I Had A Lot Of Weird Ideas I Tell You...

World War I Had A Lot Of Weird Ideas I Tell You... | Weird Photo Of The Day | German soldier on a pony in zebra camouflage. German East Africa, 1915. | image tagged in funny,demotivationals,weird,photo of the day,wwi,zebra | made w/ Imgflip demotivational maker
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Copy that! | : | image tagged in copy that | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
0215 hours and I can't find that one perfect picture I have SOMEPLACE to make the only reply to this fabulous meme. Argh! (Suspect a misattribution here: Believe that is an Enfield, not a Mauser in this pic.)
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Do you have the picture now? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
You are talking about the gun you see in the picture right? :o
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For more information about this: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/11937199/Secrets-of-World-War-I-Papier-mache-heads-ponies-dressed-as-zebras-and-fluorescent-sea-lions.html

http://camoupedia.blogspot.com/2013/12/horses-camouflaged-with-paint.html
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Centaur Soldier | I'll see your zebra and raise you a centaur. | image tagged in centaur soldier | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Amazing comment! ;)
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Prius prospect | T'ANKS. | image tagged in prius prospect | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Are you ready for the bad news? That's a British soldier astride the "zebra".

Read your links and they were highly informative about a segment of WWI few ever hear about. Now I have to see if my library carries the book, because it sounds like the offbeat sort of thing I like.

And for all I know, that could be a German spy.
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I looked really hard for those links!
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And regardless of what others may think, or say, you do a damn good job of it. You're human, or at least passable enough for one ;) and we all make mistakes. I REALLY appreciate your effort. I've been called an over educated elitist because I really love this sort of thing.youbmake a mistake, you move on. Somewhere down the road, I'll work some of these into a conversation. People thimk i are smart. Thanks to you.
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It means a lot Swiggys-back to see you comment on these demotivationals, I have a fun time looking for these historical gems!
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I just want you to know that the time you spend on these is appreciated. These are a great change of pace here. I tried foingva quote of the day, but it didn't go anywhere, so I abandoned it.
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Foingva what does that mean?
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It means Otto Kerr Wrecked took some bad drugs. Should have said "doing a".

I really shouldn't try commenting when I'm eating.
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I tried looking for some articles on the internet for info about this, sadly the link I provided were the only leads I could find.
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Thanks for looking! You didn't have to do that though. I was just responding to the meme - I didn't expect an answer for it. :)
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Actually, your links were very good. The art of camoflage during WWI was still in its infancy. Horse Calvary was still a major force at that time, slowly turning over to the motorized Calvary of WWII. Horses and donkeys were major players back then, and a biplane staffing of the livestock could mean the difference between victory and defeat in the battlefield. Imagine it being likened to dumping a pound of sugar in the gas tank of each Jeep and tank of the enemy.
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I know this is an odd example but War Horse kind of explains the importance of horse's journey through the years of WWI.
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A lot of people don't realize that most freight and better than halt of the artillery in the German invasion of Poland, the introduction of Blitzkrieg, was horse drawn. Why devote trucks to do what horses can do? And do for such a lot less investment of time, money and resources? Look closely at the pictures two years later of Operation Barbarosa and you will still see hundreds of horses, representing the thousands involved. If you connect the two wars by the nineteen year interval, and Germany's struggles in that interval it is less surprising.
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I didn't know horses were used during WWII, I thought the last modern war they where in was WWI.
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I second Swiggys-back's endorsement. You are hardly to blame for faulty attribution of a one hundred year old photo that started out as documentation of a covert project. Don't be so hard on yourself. It was an excellent meme, if arcane. Just up my peculiar and obscure alleyway.
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That means a lot! ;)
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I need that in battlefield 1
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EA here, if you want to get this cool new skin for your horse please pay the max fee of $4.99 for this feature!
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