100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Published March 12, 1915

During the current conflict in Europe, dogs are being used on the front line by carrying aid to the wounded, sending and receiving messages between the lines, sniffing out enemy soldiers on foot patrols and pulling machine guns and equipment. The dogs were donated by families or recruited from dogs’ homes across the country after they were rescued from living rough as strays.

On March 12, 1915 The English newspaper The Manchester Courier ran this picture of a dog attached to an Australian Contingent in Egypt who after fighting at Gallipoli was given a silver collar for his courage in battle.

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