Messenger dog in the front area jumping across shell holes with a message for headquarters behind the lines
Image by National Library of Scotland
Messenger dog leaping across shell holes on its way to headquarters, in France, during World War I. The collie dog bounding its way across the shell holes is carrying messages to company headquarters. Rolled up messages placed inside waterproof containers would have been attached to the dogs collar, as it moved between units in the front line trenches. Keeping a pet also helped to maintain the morale of the soldiers, by adding a touch of domestic home life to the trench.
The famous Battersea Dogs’ Home in London was where the British army recruited dogs to carry out messenger duties on the Western Front. After suitable dogs had been selected, they were then taken to The War Dog Training School in Shoeburyness to be trained. After the initial training had been successfully completed, the dogs were posted to Etaples in France for further training, before being sent up to the front line.
[Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. A messenger dog in the front area jumping across shell holes with a message for headquarters behind the lines.’]
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What Are Your All Time Favorite Dog Names?
What Have You Always Wanted to Name Your Dog?
What Are Your Dogs Names Now If You Have Any?
My German Shepherd is named Shade due to the fact that she is all black
My Dachshund is named Freckles due to the fact that he Dappled.
I have always wanted to have a dog named Buddah- idk why, but it sounds awesome. I doubt I will ever do that of course though.
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a chihuahua named chew toy xD
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