Items filtered by date: September 2016
Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:17

Para-dog

Salvo the "Paradog" completing a parachute jump during training. Dogs accompanied D-Day troops dropped behind enemy lines, sniffing out mines, traps, and troops. They were given two months' intensive training, including how to angle themselves in the air —"forepaws up and rear legs down." On the day of the drop some dogs had to be encouraged out of the plane with the aid of a two-pound chunk of meat.

Published in Weird History
Thursday, 15 September 2016 05:44

Isolation

Published in Interesting Places