Dogs in WWII

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Heartwarming Pictures Of Men And Their Dogs In WWII

Business Insider: To the frightened young men of World War II, dogs provided unconditional love and companionship during the most unpredictable circumstances.  “Mascot photography,” where men staged photos of their canine friends, was one way for soldiers to relieve the pressure and constant fear of combat.
In Buddies: Men. Dogs. And World War II, author L. Douglas Keeney culled through more than 2.5 million photographs at the National Archives to bring together a collection of pictures illustrating the cherished bond between man and dog during wartime.  The photos were taken between 1941 and 1945 at stateside training bases and battlegrounds abroad.

Although many of the featured animals became mascots of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, most were low-bred mutts that were simply looking for a place to call home.   All pictures courtesy of L. Douglas Keeney/National Archives.

Let me tighten those for you!

Quite comfy!

Too cute!

Ready for a jump!

I got your back bud!


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0 responses to “Dogs in WWII

  1. Best Friends

  2. This shows that soldiers thru time are the same, they want to love and be loved, even in war…

  3. These dogs were probably some of the only friends some of these guys had to take comfort with at times. How cool that they were there for eachother! 🙂

  4. God bless them all and the military whom they loved


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