History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

06 April, 2011

Wartime Pets, Part Two

Shortly after publishing my very first post, Pets of World War One, I found a whole lot more photographs of soldiers and their pets, which I've been saving (and I'm still saving a few more, stay tuned!). I find these so very endearing, these touches of humanity and joy in a war situation. More Australians this time and some World War Two, as well as some more exotic pets!

Australian War Memorial

Aussies and their pet dog evacuating Egypt, 1941. Source

Australian War Memorial

An American soldier at a base in Australia, with pet joey. 1942. Source

National Library of Scotland

A young gunner and the battery's goat kid mascot, WWI.  Source

Australian War Memorial

Portrait of soldier with sleeping cat in corner, WWI.  Source

Australian War Memorial

A koala being held by a corporal in Egypt, WWI [they brought this koala all the way to Egypt! wonder what it thought of all that]. Source

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