Monday, May 28, 2012

World War I Rat Hunters in the Trenches



World War I Trench Hunters: Photo from a German newsmagazine with a not too-subtle remark on sanitary conditions: "The result of 15 minute's rat-hunting in a British trench."

Note the Jack Russell Terrier in the gentleman's arms at left. Click on picture to enlarge. Photo from Great War in a Different Light.

Another photo from the same site, below, shows French rat hunters in the French trenches. Again, note the terriers.




The illustration, below, comes from the British Magazine, The War Budget. Again, note the Jack Russell Terrier in full pursuit.
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For other stories about terriers in World War I, see:
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3 comments:

HTTrainer said...

I don't remember where I found this but here is a reward: WW1 pass.jpg
hope it comes thru.

PBurns said...

The only way to get a pic to me is via email >> siriusdogma @ gmail.com

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HTTrainer said...

Actually, the pass is on the site. I found it while researching some stuff on WWI.