Author Archives: Hannah Scally

5 pictures: dogs who saved lives on the front line

Dogs were valued comrades for soldiers at the front line, particularly in the French, Belgian and German armies. Highly trained and reliable, these service animals gave essential strategic and medical support. Their companionship was also good for morale: some regiments even adopted dogs as their mascots. Here are five ways dogs took part in the […]

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British Red Cross WWI service records go online

The British Red Cross has launched a helpful new resource for WWI history. A new website aims to provide transcribed and digitised service records of all Red Cross members who served in Voluntary Aid Detachments (V.A.D.s) during the First World War. This ambitious project is a collaboration with Kingston University, with over 250 volunteers, and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. […]

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