Describe How Horses And Mules Used In Ww1

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During the beginning of the war, horses and mules were indispensable for the moving of artillery. But as the war progressed, horses and mules became useless, and were extremely weak against the support of the enemy’s machine guns and barbed
By 1914 motor vehicles were only used under limited field conditions.
After realizing that horses and mules were useless in the war. They were mainly used for transporting weapons/artilleries because they were still helpful for transporting supplies and materials.
The main means of transportation was railway trains, motor vehicles were used such as car but they weren’t used often.
Railway trains provides armies with the fastest and most reliable way of transporting large number of men/soldiers and supplies.
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Injured soldiers could not be helped and would be left to die out on the front lines without transportation.
During the war it was hard for the railway network to function, and even after a month after the occupation of belgium, only 15 percent of the railway network was functioning, despite the 26,000 workers being drafted in.
As the troops advanced, supplies and reinforcements had to be brought forward, despite the fact that the railway lines were destroyed during the process of the war. Action needed to be taken, and eventually the railway lines were fixed. While the railway lines were being built the soldiers were in desperate need of more supplies and artilleries. This slowed the rate of advance of the soldiers in battlefield.
The railways faced several major challenges. Just as the demand for transport increased, lots of of fit, strong, healthy men volunteered for military service. Increasingly, the gap was filled by women
The british planned a more mobile war and had decided to rely primarily on motor transport.
During the war motored vehicles were used but weren’t used as often. During the initial start of the war motor vehicles were very important, but as the war progressed they became
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