July272014
biomedicalephemera:

German messenger dog in gas mask
In addition to humans, all of the animals used in WWI, including horses, pigeons, dogs, and mules, had to be outfitted with at least some degree of protection from the gas attacks going on all around them.
All animals suffered from inhalation injuries from the lung irritants, but the threat to the eyes and skin of war animals was less than in humans. Horse and mule eyes were noted to show remarkable healing power, even after vesicant (i.e. mustard gas - blister gases) contamination.
Image from US Army Chemical Corps Museum, taken by unknown Entente powers soldier in France.

biomedicalephemera:

German messenger dog in gas mask

In addition to humans, all of the animals used in WWI, including horses, pigeons, dogs, and mules, had to be outfitted with at least some degree of protection from the gas attacks going on all around them.

All animals suffered from inhalation injuries from the lung irritants, but the threat to the eyes and skin of war animals was less than in humans. Horse and mule eyes were noted to show remarkable healing power, even after vesicant (i.e. mustard gas - blister gases) contamination.

Image from US Army Chemical Corps Museum, taken by unknown Entente powers soldier in France.

(via biomedicalephemera)

June212014
humanoidhistory:

Canaries, used for the detection of poisonous gas during World War I.

humanoidhistory:

Canaries, used for the detection of poisonous gas during World War I.

May242014

mymodernmet:

National Geographic's June issue cover story is called ”Hero Dogs, A Soldier's Best Friend.” Layka, the proud dog featured on the cover, was recently recognized by an Air Force unit for her heroics in Afghanistan. The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois was dispatched to inspect a building for explosives and search for enemy combatants. She was ambushed, receiving several gunshot wounds to the abdomen and right front leg. Despite being gravely wounded, she protected the lives of her team by attacking and subduing the assailant. Luckily, Layka survived, but her injuries were so severe that doctors had to amputate one of her legs.

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April282014
peerintothepast:

Pfc. “Thorn” dressed in an MPs uniform and helmet somewhere in England where he serves as guard dog on an airfield. 1944 #WarDogs

peerintothepast:

Pfc. “Thorn” dressed in an MPs uniform and helmet somewhere in England where he serves as guard dog on an airfield. 1944 #WarDogs

February172014
May172013
collectivehistory:

American troops treat a wounded dog on Orote Pennisula. W.Eugene Smith. 1944 

collectivehistory:

American troops treat a wounded dog on Orote Pennisula. W.Eugene Smith. 1944 

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March72013
losetheboyfriend:

Manfred von Richthofen aka “The Red Baron”, 1916

losetheboyfriend:

Manfred von Richthofen aka “The Red Baron”, 1916

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February122013
opacasilentianoctis:

U.S. Marine dog handler, Private Michael Deepa (Michael DiPoi) with his Doberman at the training base Lejeune (Lejeune).

opacasilentianoctis:

U.S. Marine dog handler, Private Michael Deepa (Michael DiPoi) with his Doberman at the training base Lejeune (Lejeune).

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October122012
August302012

fly-boys:

Everyone, this is huge. Not only have I found more footage of the Red Baron, I have found footage of him surrounded by puppies. This is only the beginning. 

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