Dog delivering a message, a shell hole being used as a temporary post

array(2) { [0]=> string(0) "" ["keywords"]=> string(26) "battersea dogs home,Being," }

Dog delivering a message, a shell hole being used as a temporary post
dog training
Image by National Library of Scotland
Messenger dog bringing a message to soldiers in a shell hole in France, during World War I. A dog-handler unfastening the collar of a messenger dog, so as to read the message that has been sent to his unit. Scrolled up messages placed inside waterproof containers would have been attached to the dogs collar, as it moved between units in the front .

Messenger dogs were recruited by the British Army from the famous Battersea Dogs’ Home in London. The dogs were then taken to The War Dog Training School in Shoeburyness in to be trained. Once their initial training was complete, the dogs then received a foreign posting to kennels at Etaples in France. After completing their training at Etaples, the dogs were transported to kennels close to the front line, where they would be allocated to individual regiments for active service.

[Original reads: ‘WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A dog delivering a message, a shell hole being used as a temporary post.’]

You May Also Like These Topics...

Good Christmas Gifts for Pets

array(2) { [0]=> string(0) "" ["keywords"]=> string(14) "cat,Christmas," }

7 Christmas Card Dog

array(2) { [0]=> string(0) "" ["keywords"]=> string(24) ",business," }

Garden allows dogs for first time

array(2) { [0]=> string(0) "" ["keywords"]=> string(22) ",," }

15 January 2013 Last updated at 10:40 ET By Chris Dearden BBC Wales News One of the best known gardens in Wales is allowing dogs inside for the first . Bodnant in the Conwy Valley has been in the hands of the since 1949. The 80-acre site has been open to the […]

Wireless Fence Leader Havahart

array(2) { [0]=> string(0) "" ["keywords"]=> string(14) "Announces,Dog," }

Fence Leader Havahart® Wireless Announces a Dog Training Rebate Program Buy a Custom-Shape Havahart® Wireless Fence. Train your dog with a pro. Save up to $ 100! Lititz, PA (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 “A well-trained dog is a happy […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Previous Post

Dog Food by Judith Adler, Paul Coughlin

Next Post

Blue Buffalo Dry Food for Small Breed Dogs, Chicken and Rice Recipe, 15-Pound Bag