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16 Adorable Photos of Real Dogs That Served In WWII  

Mick Jacobs
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Though primarily viewed through the eyes of humans, WWII impacted more than just mankind: it also affected man's best friend. Pictures of dogs in WWII give some insight into how everything, humans and otherwise, contributed to the war effort. In fact, among honored veterans are also decorated animals

Canines, using various combinations of their good nature and heightened senses, provided skills that were instrumental in both helping and healing soldiers and civilians. Several dogs also served as sidekicks for historical figures and as mascots for battalions. But most dogs in these WWII photos are just like everyone else: civilians caught in the crossfire of war. 

Marines And Trained Dogs Prepare To Trek Through The Jungles Of The Northern Solomon Islands
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Photo:  Hulton Deutsch / Contributor / Corbis Historical
General Patton And His Bull Terrier, Willie, 1944
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Photo:  Keystone / Stringer / Hulton Archive
Champion Bulldog Queenie Was A Mascot To Raise Funds For War Weapons Week In England, 1941
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Photo:  Fox Photos / Stringer / Hulton Archive
A French Patrol Pass With Their Military Dogs Through Snow Mantled Scenery
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Photo:  Hulton Deutsch / Contributor / Corbis Historical