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The Western Front's dogs of war revealed

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 03:12 PM

New research reveals the extent of the role played by dogs in the First World War - where they undertook many front line jobs.

http://www.telegraph...r-revealed.html

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 04:49 PM

Nice article.. Thank you. :tu:

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:27 AM

"... and in the early months of 1917, the War Office formed the War Dog School of Instruction, to establish more formal recruitment and training of the animals."

The beginning of a Monty Python skit is formulating in my mind ...


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 07:22 AM

As long as no dogs were harmed during the production of the war... Okay, horses and dogs were fodder.

I'm not going to link to the article where canines were maimed. Most dogs go to heaven... humans, not so much.






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