Saturday, March 08, 2014

Cats, Birds, and Fox in Warfare

"Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned the foxes tail to tail and put one torch in the middle between two tails. When he had set fire to the torches, he released the foxes into the standing grain of the Philistines, thus burning up both the shocks and the standing grain, along with the vineyards and groves." - Judges 15:4
The use of animals in warfare is not new and has continued up to the modern time, with pigeons used to guide bombs, dogs used to string communications wire, find bombs, and even plant bombs under tanks, and bats used to carry firebombs into the paper houses of the Japanese during World War II

The pictures, above and below, were found in Medieval texts and appear to involve rocket powered cats and pigeons.  In fact, they are simply versions of the "Samson Fox" story told in the Bible.

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