Dogs of The Great War

8/23/2014 - 8/29/2014

Dogs were often employed during the Great War to carry messages between the lines of trenches. Their speed and agility were obvious factors in their use as "runners." A more morbid reason was their ability to navigate quickly through areas frequented by enemy snipers. Plus, let's face it, a dog is less likely to understand the real danger it's in... making it a valuable and courageous messenger. Dogs were also used to help run telegraph wire between trenches.