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A British shelter worker protects a dog in 1941. The National Canine Defence League not only protected dogs, it also used dog-hair combings to knit into clothing for the troops.

prev pinner note: A British shelter worker protects a dog in The National Canine Defence League not only protected dogs, it also used dog-hair combings to knit into clothing for the troops.

Sergeant Stubby WWI 1st War Dog HERO

Jack Brutus was the official mascot for Company K of the First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. Unlike Sergeant Stubby, Jack was never in the action nor had a rank. He died in 1898 of spinal troubles and other complications.

Air raid shelter for dogs, britain, 1940......anybody else impressed that British dogs can read?

Britain: Dogs allowed in this particular air raid shelter. Anyone else impressed with the reading ability of British dogs?

British citizen and Serbian soldier Flora Sandes  c. 1914: Flora Sandes (22 January 1876 – 24 November 1956) was the only British woman officially to serve as a soldier in World War I. Initially a St. John Ambulance volunteer, she travelled to Serbia, where, in the confusion of war, she was formally enrolled in the Serbian army. She was subsequently promoted to the rank of Sergeant major, and, after the war, to Captain.

The remarkable Captain Flora Sandes – the only British woman to serve as a front-line soldier in Partisan on the Eastern Front.

The Loyal Dogs Who Served Alongside Human Soldiers In War A U.S. Marine chats with his scouting dog in Guam in August 1944. These dogs were used to track down Japanese soldiers hidden in caves or jungle strongholds, and for running messages.

The Loyal Dogs Who Served Alongside Human Soldiers In War

The Loyal Dogs Who Served Alongside Human Soldiers In War A U. Marine chats with his scouting dog in Guam in August These dogs were used to track down Japanese soldiers hidden in caves or jungle strongholds, and for running messages.

Beautiful dog, tends to get stuck with the ugly owner who makes it the bad dog.

Look at that Happy face! All pitties want is someone to love. Blame the deed not the breed! They are the most affectionate dogs. Think about giving a homeless dog the happiness that is written all over this puppy's face.

Woman feeding stray cats during WW2, November 1940 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2460094/Panic-drove-Britain-slaughter-750-000-family-pets-week.html

Woman feeding stray cats during November 1940 Mrs. Caroline Roberts of 22 Lindfield street, Poplar, London seen here in November 1940 feeding cats made homeless by the Nazi bombing raids. Battle of Britain collection

Horse Gas Mask A docile horse wears a gas mask as a precaution against gas attacks, on March 27, 1940. It was developed by "Our Dumb Friends League," a humane society in London, England. (AP Photo

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Horse Gas Mask A docile horse wears a gas mask as a precaution against gas attacks, on March It was developed by "Our Dumb Friends League," a humane society in London, England.

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In the 12 month period of 1940-1941, the Blitz stray dog Rip (discovered by civil defence rescuers on the loose in Poplar, East London after an air raid) sniffed out 100 trapped casualties in London rubble.

Animal Hero 0 Mongrel Terrier Rip helping to rescue a child. From 1941 to Rip saved more than 100 people.

Released to the world in 2009, this undated photo shows the Blitz rescue dog known as Rip as he rescued a trapped victim from a bombed out building in London. Rip was a stray dog who became something of a War hero after being found homeless and starving during a bombing raid on London.

War rescue dog Rip rescuing a trapped victim from a bombed building in Poplar, London, U. Rip was a stray dog who became a World War II hero after being found homeless and starving in a bombing raid in London.

The 'we can do it' lady...

The ‘we can do it’ lady…

People- Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

Jet (7/21/42–10/18/49) was an Alsatian who assisted in the rescue of 150 people trapped under blitzed buildings. Born in Liverpool he served with the Civil Defence Services of London and was awarded the Dickin Medal and the RSPCA's Medallion of Valor for his rescue efforts.  He  trained at the War Dogs School in Gloucester at 9 months in anti-sabotage work and relocated to London. Cpl Wardle and Jet were the first handler and dog to be used in an official capacity in Civil Defence rescue…

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