Live from the Trenches, c. WW1
Ruth Law. Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21. First woman to do a loop-de-loop. First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military.
WW1, les tranchées, guerre 14/18
Battle weary hero with medal for bravery...Sgt. Stubby. 17 Battles. Captured German spy. Nearly killed by nerve gas; he was able to alert soldiers to its presence.
Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium. He is best known for writing the famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields”.
Staff Sergeant Major Morgan and a dog wearing a cap, 1915
Girl Scouts in 1916 collect peach pits during World War I, which were ground up and used to filter soldiers' gas masks. Girl Scouts rock.
Red Cross ambulance drivers and their mascots
WWI "Ambulance" or Red Cross Dog c. 1915 Trained to find live casualties on the battlefield and perform a refind to his handler, leading help to the wounded.
WW1 British Medic Dog carrying bandages.
Harry Patch. Harry was the last Tommy to survive the horror of the trenches of WWI. He died aged 111 in 2009. He never forgot those lost and always made sure to remember lost Germans as well as Allied troops. A quote from Harry: "Irrespective of the uniforms we wore, we were all victims."
Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926), was the most decorated war dog of World War I and the only dog to be promoted to sergeant through combat.
WWI, French Red Cross dog with gas mask, 1917
Angels of Mercy : )
This is a picture of a French soldier in World War I wearing a gas mask. It is interesting to note that even his dog is fitted with a gas mask just for him. Also notice in the background, there appears to be two men carrying the wounded from the battlefield.
Private James Donavan and Rags, famous WWI messenger dog.
Roselle, the 9/11 Hero and Guide Dog, who led her blind owner and others down 78 flights of stairs in Tower One of the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed
Sargent Stubby, first dog to fight for our country in WW1, a pit bull, it's a shame what people have done to this breed.
Sergeant Stubby died on March 16, 1926, as a hero, yet today, many people do not know who he is. Sergeant Stubby is the most decorated dog in military history, and the only dog to have been promoted during battle. He fought for 18 months in the trenches for France during WW1 for 17 battles. Stubby warned his fellow soldiers of gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in No Man's Land, and listened for oncoming artillery rounds. He was also responsible for the capture of a German spy at Argonne....
Airedale terriers and Irish terriers were messenger dogs during WW1 and WW2
Horrie the wog dog..This is a great story from WW2.