Happy New Year – Year of the Dog, that is!

The new Chinese Year of the Dog seems to have caused quite a lot of interest, so I don’t see why we should be left out and I know exactly the photo to use …

ANIMALS IN WAR 1914-1918: Pets and Mascots: A British officer of the Army Veterinary Corps in Salonika with his pets which included two jackdaws, a wild goose, a wolf cub and an Alsatian dog ANIMALS IN WAR 1914-1918: Pets and Mascots: A British officer of the Army Veterinary Corps in Salonika with his pets which included two jackdaws, a wild goose, a wolf cub and an Alsatian dog (click on image to see full size) © IWM (Q 32252)

It seems that 1918 was the Year of the Horse so it would be appropriate to include a picture of one too …

A horse and trainer perform at a circus arranged by the French Regiment de Marche d'Afrique at Salonika, February 1916. THE MACEDONIAN CAMPAIGN, 1915-1918 A horse and trainer perform at a circus arranged by the French Regiment de Marche d’Afrique at Salonika, February 1916. THE MACEDONIAN CAMPAIGN, 1915-1918 (click on image to see full size) © IWM (Q 31750)

Happy New Year!

Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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