This photo has been widely circulated on the internet as a World War II soldier carrying
a donkey across a minefield, but it actually dates from the French-Algerian War in 1958.
The Legionnaires found a starving abandoned donkey colt and carried it to their base
because it was too weak to walk. No minefield. They fed the donkey and made
it their mascot, so we have to sympathize with soldiers who couldn't resist a little ass.