Everyone knows that the military has long used dogs in wartime, but often-overlooked is their use of cats. However cats have unique skills of their own that they can bring to a battlefield including the ability to see in the dark, sneak up on unsuspecting prey, and land on their feet no matter how they may fall.

In this series of humorous images, you can see how cats have been used in the military from as early as World War Two to help guide troops to the beaches of normandy to helping lead American commandos to kill Osama bin Laden. If these pictures can’t convince you of the value of a cat, then nothing will.

To view pictures of cats in famous war time battles, click here.

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