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"Protection of Horses" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following intelligence report on German antigas protection for horses was originally printed in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 17, January 28, 1943. Throughout WWII, horse-drawn transport remained an important part of the German military supply organization.

[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the U.S. War Department publication Tactical and Technical Trends. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]


It is reported that the following antigas equipment is available for the protection of horses in the German Army:

(1) A horse gas mask, with two containers, model 41. This protects horses and mules against all gases affecting the respiratory organs. The life of the container is several hours, depending on the concentration of gas and the nature of the animal's work. The containers can be readily changed.

(2) A pair of horse goggles, model 41, to be worn with the mask to protect the eyes from spray.

(3) A set of hoof covers, model 41, in three sizes, to protect the lower part of the leg on contaminated ground. The front leg covers are shorter than the hind ones.

(4) A supply of horse decontamination material.

All of the above articles are carried in one special carrier.


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