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: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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