World of the Bizarre
Nazis tried to create army of talking dogs
By T.K. Randall
May 27, 2011 · 49 comments
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Jan Bondeson reveals that in the 1920s the Germans attempted to take advantage of dog intelligence.
Hitler allegedly agreed to have an "animal talking school" set up near Hanover in an attempt to unlock the animals' full potential. Scientists believed that one day dogs would fight alongside troops and help free up manpower by acting as guards at concentration camps.
In his new book Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities, Cardiff University historian Jan Bondeson mines obscure German periodicals to reveal the Nazis' failed attempt to breed an army of educated dogs that could read, write and talk.
Source: Yahoo! News
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