New York State Archives, NYSA_A0412-78_B03_F05_Titus
William E. Titus and horse, World War I, c. 1917.
How and why did the use of horses change during WWI?
What was the main role of horses in war prior to WWI?
What replaced cavalry charges during WWI?
What cavalry charges took place during the early years of WWI? What were the results of those charges? What other purposes could the military have used horses for during WWI?
Science: Since horses require care, what would the military need to provide the horses to ensure their good health? Do you think there were any veterinarians that accompanied the military?
Math: Horses can pull up to six times their weight. If a 1200lb horse and a 1350lb horse pulled one wagon, what is the maximum weight that could be pulled by the horses?
Mundy, P.C.D. History of 1/1st Hants Royal Horse Artillery During the Great War 1914-1919. Naval and Military Press, February 2009. ISBN: 184574036X