The Red - Cross Dogs of the Great War

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by liverpool annie, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    A fascinating, two page article that does not simply confine itself to the issue of dogs in the service of the Red-Cross, but also makes mention of the many assorted responsibilities assigned to dogs in many of the combatant armies of the First World War -
    "There are canine sentries on duty on both sides in the Great War, and dogs that are dispatch-bearers. "Marquis", a French dog, fell from a bullet-wound almost at the feet of a group of French soldiers to whom he bore a message across a shell-raked stretch of country. But the message was delivered!" 1 Dogs.pdf
  2. John

    John Active Member

    Hi Annie,
    Now we know why dogs are classed as man's best friend. If you feed them and treat them kindly, they will never leave your side.

    John :)

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