Dogs of War

Discussion in 'General' started by Drew5233, May 13, 2009.

  1. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Didn't I read about the Allies parachuting dogs and handlers in on D-Day?

    Some excellent pix. Thanks all.

    Gage, you certainly did, Emil Corteil and his dog Glen are buried in Ranville.

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    SOURCE : 3rd Brigade WW2 Reenactors - Emil Corteil & Glen
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  4. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    From 422 RCAF's time at Castle Archdale "Straddle" .

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  5. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    More war dogs here, in this old thread. :)
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  9. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Saw on the news last night about a dog at Bastion camp had got toxic poisoned somehow and is now recovering well, knew they had a fantastic medical unit out there, but did not realise they had a vets clinic as well, I think the report said that the army has about 33 dogs working for them there.
    A good book on animals at war is Silent Heros The bravery & Devotion of Animals in war by Evelyn Le Chene includes the story of sea dog Bamse, Stubby and Fleabite, Rob of the SAS. Chindit Minnie (mule) the one I liked best is Voytek of Monte Cassino (let you guess what animal that was)
    Picked up the Silent Heroes, book last week and what a enthralling book once you start a chapter on one of the animals you cant put it down, great book did not expect it to be so intresting.
     
  10. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    A good book on animals at war is Silent Heros The bravery & Devotion of Animals in war by Evelyn Le Chene .....


    On its way from Amazon. Thanks ;)
     
  11. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Gage, you certainly did, Emil Corteil and his dog Glen are buried in Ranville.

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    SOURCE : 3rd Brigade WW2 Reenactors - Emil Corteil & Glen
    There is another dog called Salvo, mentioned in the Silent Heroes book(only shows a pic and caption) who jumped with the Paras I looked but could not find any information anyone know any more?
     
  12. MURPHY1169

    MURPHY1169 Junior Member

    hi Im new to this site, and joined as it seemed like it could be a help in answering a question thats driving me mad......Im a ex - RAVC dog handler and once read about the British army having a programme after WW2 that rehomed the many dogs returning from front line service.....Does anyone have any info on this??? im aware of the rehoming policy now used but am hopefull that I can get info on the subject to establish if the programme had much success??
     
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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