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Gas-Masks for War-Dogs: A Chien-De-Liaison in a Poison-Cloud

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PROTECTED (LIKE HIS MASTERS) AGAINST GERMAN POISON-GAS: A FRENCH LIAISON DOG GOING SAFELY THROUGH DEADLY FUMES AT THE FRONT.

The dogs employed by the French Army are wonderfully trained, and show atracrdinary in gence. They are used for various prpoe liaison mesears for carrying informsation to ad fro between advance parties aud the rear, or from one point to another ; ser haing trucks on light railways (the Belgian Army uses them to pull machine-gus) ; ad for ambulance work. Some intresting illustrations of, their mploymest in th ltmentioned capacity, on the French front, are given on the nest

pge but one in this number. Perhaps the most stiking proof of the seane and adaptability of the dog for war purpose is that afforded by the photograph here reproduced. it shows that the French trainers have not only been able to teach the animals to wear gas-masks as human beings do, but when thus protected to continue performing their duties, indilfferent to the poisonous fumes. The dog in the photograph may be seen in his mask coming safely through a cloud of German gas


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Issue 4057. - Vol CL

Jan, 20 1917

Illustrated London News