War

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Paddy, a gassed case

Paddy, a gassed case Image by National Library of Scotland Bandaged dog that worked in the front line trenches, in France, during World War I. With bandages on all four paws, this dog – called ‘Paddy’ – carried out a range of hazardous duties in a front line trench, despite the shellfire and poison gas. […]

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Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. (LOC)

Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. (LOC) Image by The Library of Congress Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer. Marine with the training gliders at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942 May 1 transparency : color. Notes: Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. […]

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Tracker dogs, 1967

Tracker dogs, 1967 Image by Australian War Memorial collection ID Number: CAM/67/0411/VN Maker: Bryan Campbell Place made: Vietnam: South Vietnam Two black Labrador dogs which had a lot of sniffing to do during Operation Lismore that was completed by 7th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR). The dog handlers are 19983 Private (later Lance Corporal […]

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Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. (LOC)

Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. (LOC) Image by The Library of Congress Palmer, Alfred T.,, photographer. Marine glider in training at Page Field, Parris Island, S.C. 1942 May 1 transparency : color. Notes: Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. Subjects: United […]

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Dominion journalists visit messenger dog depot in France

Dominion journalists visit messenger dog depot in France Image by National Library of Scotland The value of war photography is not restricted to capturing the conditions and consequences of battles; it also records the more curious or obscure details of life during wartime. This is one such detail, a field of lines of individual kennels, […]

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War messenger dog in the front area swimming across a canal to reach its master and deliver a message

War messenger dog in the front area swimming across a canal to reach its master and deliver a message Image by National Library of Scotland Messenger dog paddling across a canal to reach its handler, in France, during World War I. The dog pictured swimming across this canal worked as a messenger dog in the […]

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Messenger dogs with their keepers going across country up to the front line

Messenger dogs with their keepers going across country up to the front line Image by National Library of Scotland Messenger dogs and their handlers marching to the Front, in France, during World War I. Straining at the leash, these messenger dogs and their keepers are apparently on their way to the front line trenches. In […]

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Messenger dog base just behind the line

Messenger dog base just behind the line Image by National Library of Scotland Messenger dogs on parade outside their kennels, in France, during World War I. Messenger dogs and their handlers stand beside some kennels close to the front line. Rolled up messages placed inside waterproof containers would have been attached to the collars of […]

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Messenger dog with its handler, in France, during World War I

Messenger dog with its handler, in France, during World War I Image by National Library of Scotland Messenger dog with its handler, in France, during World War I. This collie dog worked as a messenger in the front line under constant gunfire. A scrolled up message can be seen attached to the dogs collar. Dogs […]

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Reading a message this dog has just delivered

Reading a message this dog has just delivered Image by National Library of Scotland Dog-handler reading a message brought by a messenger dog, in France, during World War I. With his soaking wet messenger beside him, this handler is checking a message that this dog has just carried to him. The message would been scrolled […]

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