Category Archives: Militaria

Historical preview of the military veterinarian’s uniform evolution (1769 – 1914), 2 nd part

Emmanuel DUMAS* Olivier CABRE** *Vétérinaire en chef, Direction centrale du service de santé des armées – Bureau « activités vétérinaires », 60 Boulevard du général Martial Valin – CS 21 623 – 75509 PARIS Cedex 15 emmanuel.dumas@sfr.fr ** Vétérinaire en … Continue reading

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The equine mange epizootic during World War One: prevention and therapeutic failure

Claude MILHAUD Docteur Vétérinaire, Vétérinaire Général Inspecteur (2S) Membre émérite de l’Académie Vétérinaire de France 18 avenue Jean Jaurès 92140 Clamart clmilhaud@orange.fr Mange officially appears among the French army’s equine population in December 1914 in the wake of mobile warfare. … Continue reading

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The Alfort Battalion’s battle to defend Charenton’s bridge on 30 march 1814

Emmanuel DUMAS Vétérinaire en chef, Service vétérinaire des armées de Metz, Caserne Ney, CS 30001, 57044 Metz Cedex 1 emmanuel.dumas@sfr.fr In 1814, as the allied armies were about to invade France, pupils of the Alfort Veterinary School were formed into … Continue reading

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Glanders during World War One: more fright than hurt

Par Claude MILHAUD* *Docteur Vétérinaire, Vétérinaire Général Inspecteur (2s), Membre de l’Académie Vétérinaire de France, email clmilhaud@orange.fr Communication présentée le 16 novembre 2013 Since October 1914, glanders – a wartime disease – threatens all French national territory with its extreme … Continue reading

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An outline of the history of French military veterinarians

par Claude Milhaud Content: a short history of French military veterinarians, divided into three periods: from the establishment of veterinary schools in 1940, from 1940 to 1945 (Second World War) and from 1945 to 2000. The author describes the activities, … Continue reading

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The use of mules in the French Army

par Claude Milhaud* et Jean-Louis Coll** * Vétérinaire Biologiste Général Inspecteur (2°s.) ** Vétérinaire en Chef (C.R.) A short overview of the role played by mules in the French Army and the way in which they were used during the … Continue reading

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Equids in World War I

par Roland Bruneau, Adel. rolandbruneau@club-internet.fr Description of the role of horses, mules and donkeys of the French Army is reported during World War I. The types and number of animals to be purchased, requisitioned or imported and subsequently trained are … Continue reading

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French military veterinarians during the First Empire (1804-1815)

by Emmanuel Dumas, Vétérinaire en chef, service vétérinaire des armées de Metz, Caserne Ney, CS 30001, 57044 Metz Cedex 1, Adel. emmanuel.dumas@sfr.fr This article presents the role of the French military veterinarians in the napoleonic armies. The number of military … Continue reading

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1917-1918: the question of equine effectives

by Claude Milhaud, Docteur Vétérinaire, Vétérinaire Général Inspecteur (2s), Membre de l’Académie Vétérinaire de France, Adel. clmilhaud@orange.fr In the spring of 1917, French Armies had difficulties feeding their 1.100.000 horses and mules, and therefore were forced to reduce their number. … Continue reading

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French veterinarians killed during the Second World War

by Emmanuel Dumas, Docteur Vétérinaire, Adel. emmanuel.dumas@sfr.fr After a summary of the veterinarians’ job in the French army on the eve of the second world war, you will find the research work done in the veterinary journals of the time … Continue reading

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