Thursday, March 09, 2017

WW1 - Working Dogs

Dogs were used in great umber during WW1 among the trenches (animals in general were used by the millions). Medic dogs as shown above, and there were others trained to carry messages within the trench networks. Many dogs were also sent out into no man's land to provide men with temporary emergency medical supplies. For a man wounded in that hellscape, a friendly doge with a pack on his back must've been a Godsend. I have chosen pictures of animals with gas masks on as a consistent reminder that gas attacks, often just to flush men out of trenches or immobilize them, was a consistent worry for everyone at the front.

1 comment:

Suburban_elk said...

Those look to be Airedales.