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The BBC made this moving animation that shows us what war looks like for local wildlife for Remembrance Day.

The animation starts with a rabbit and a snail frolicking in an open field. It’s a glorious, sunny day. Everything is great, but then, dark clouds are cast over them. The grass begins to fade away and turns into black mud and barbed wire. The First World War has begun. The bunny and his friend hide underneath a helmet and are protected from the bombs and gunfire.

Moving BBC Animation Shows Us What War Looks Like For Wild Animals image of Remembrance Day

After the fighting has subsided, the animals come out from under the helmet. After a while, poppies begin to grow again in the field and things get back to normal. The animation reminds people of the often forgotten impact that war has on local wildlife. During the First World War, trench warfare caused many plants and wildlife to die, partly through artillery bombings and partly through the disturbance to the fields caused by the digging of deep trenches. It’s a moving short film that shows the unseen impact of the wars of the 20th century.

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