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Friday, August 08, 2014

the animals of wwi #7: war cats

The feline mascot of the Australian light cruiser HMAS Encounter,
peering from the muzzle of a 6 inch gun.  Courtesy of Australian War Memorial, tag 304910 (PD)
Togo, military rank "Ordinary Sea Cat," was the four-footed boss of the battleship HMS Irresistible.  Other of his feline fellows did mouse and rat patrol in the trenches and on the ships of the first Great War.  Laura Brown's latest installment in the "Animals of WWI" series is out now, and this time she's featuring the kitty rank and file.  Enjoy!

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