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

17 June, 2011

Wartime Pets, Part Three

Many apologies to my wonderful wonderful blog followers-- I have a couple Internet complications right now but rest assured we are still in business! Loads of great stuff coming up, I promise!

Today, how about another great set of wartime pets? 

State Library of Queensland

An American lietentaunt with a koala in Australia, 1942. Source

State Library of Queensland

A pygmy flying phalanger (I don't know either!) named Ferdie, mascot for a RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Spitfire Squadron, WW2. Source

Australian War Memorial

English ace Johnny Johnson with his dog, along with Australian and New Zealand commanders, WW2. Source

Australian War Memorial

RAAF squadron mascots, a joey and puppy, 1943. Source

Australian War Memorial

Staff Sergent Major Morgan and his dog (who is apparently also in the army), 1915. Source

Australian War Memorial

Australian soldiers with tracker dogs, Vietnam, 1967 (not quite pets, but almost). Source

Australian War Memorial

Captain and battalion mascot Tim the Turtle, 1940. Source

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah... I especially like the soldier with the turtle. Not sure why but it shows alot of emotion.

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