Click an image to enlarge.

A sergeant attaches a message to dog etaples print

This print features: A Sergeant of a Royal Engineers signals section puts a message into the cylinder attached to the collar of a messenger dog at Etaples, 28 August 1918.

Dogs were employed as messengers by almost all the belligerent nations during the First World War. The intricate nature of trench warfare and the dangers posed by exposing yourself and the limits of technology meant communication was always a problem. Human runners were potentially large targets and would be weighed down by kit, whilst a dog was smaller and nimble and less likely to be the target of a sniper. Britain, France and Belgium had over 20,000 dogs employed for war work.

A3 size on card.

Name:
A sergeant attaches a message to dog etaples print
Price:
£ 8.00
Product Code:
PP01402
Availability:
In Stock