A French soldier holds on to a dog wearing a gas mark during the First World War

How a messenger dog called Satan dodged German fire in a gas mask

A French soldier holds on to a dog wearing a gas mark during the First World War

Quagmire World War One - Mud on the Somme. Men actually drowned in the mud at the Battle of the Somme in 1916."We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying." Quote by Australian Private Edward Lynch

Quagmire World War One - Mud on the Somme. Men actually drowned in the mud at the Battle of the Somme in 1916."We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying." Quote by Australian Private Edward Lynch

Great War Weapons.  Grandfather would have used a rifle.  His army record describes him as 'a good shot'.  Would he have used any other weapons or have needed his gas mask?  We'll likely never know. He told a story about soldiers covering their faces with urine-soaked kilts to protect themselves during gas attacks; perhaps the only benefit of wearing kilts.

Great War Weapons. Grandfather would have used a rifle. His army record describes him as 'a good shot'. Would he have used any other weapons or have needed his gas mask? We'll likely never know. He told a story about soldiers covering their faces with urine-soaked kilts to protect themselves during gas attacks; perhaps the only benefit of wearing kilts.

British soldiers give a drink to a wounded German soldier during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

British soldiers give a drink to a wounded German soldier during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Rare skeleton of unknown 'British' soldier found Waterloo Battlefield

Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. During the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal the Duke of Wellington depended on maritime supply. The French fleet in the Basque Roads operated against the British supply ships. This Day in History: Apr 11, 1809: Battle of the Basque Roads between France and the United Kingdom starts http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Actress: Leelee Sobieski. Film: Joan of Arc. Character Costume: Yarraine from The Exile Trilogy. Originally posted at Realm of Zhu: realmofzhu.blogspot.com.au

Actress: Leelee Sobieski. Film: Joan of Arc. Character Costume: Yarraine from The Exile Trilogy. Originally posted at Realm of Zhu: realmofzhu.blogspot.com.au

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - Tourists walk by where the body of a dead German soldier once lay in the main square of Place Du Marche in Trevieres after the town was taken by US troops who landed at nearby Omaha Beach in 1944.

11 Striking Images That Show D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now

D-Day Landing Sites Then And Now: 11 Striking Images That Bring The Past And Present Together - Tourists walk by where the body of a dead German soldier once lay in the main square of Place Du Marche in Trevieres after the town was taken by US troops who landed at nearby Omaha Beach in 1944.

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