We're all aware of the phrase 'Dogs of War', and heavy metal fans amongst us will be familiar with 'War Pigs', too.
But Battle Cats? Gun Camels? Sounds like total nonsense, doesn't it.
Well, it isn't.
Behold, ten beasts that really, genuinely, earned their stripes with (incredibly) varying levels of military action. From felines that died in the name of Cold War espionage to war hero bears, these are the members of the animal kingdom that deserve your salutes.