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Dogs in WWII

Household canines serve in World War II


Semper Fido

Nov 30, 2012  /  This American Life
480: Animal Sacrifice (radio program, recording available, 20 minutes)
What animals sacrifice for us, and what we sacrifice for them

Susan Orlean, NY Times writer, tells about the moment America asked untrained household canines to make the ultimate sacrifice: to serve in World War II. Susan talks to a woman who remembers being a teenager when her dog Tommy joined the service, and digs into the National Archives to learn the fate of other dogs that fought on the front lines.



Dogs are inducted into the Army, Front Royal, VA, 1942. (111-SC-140929)



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Fall 1996, Vol. 28, No. 3

Let the Records Bark!
Personal Stories of Some Special Marines in World War II

Winter 2011, Vol. 43, No. 4


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