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Moorcroft - Private Winston Plq5

Moorcroft - Private Winston Plq5

Moorcroft - Private Winston Plq5

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It was on the beaches of the Barry Buddon military training centre in Angus that Lt Col Edwin Hautenville Richardson first proved that man's best friend could follow him to the front lines. Richardson was living in Carnoustie in the run-up to World War I when he demonstrated how dogs, in particular Airedale Terriers, could be trained to carry out a range of military tasks, from carrying messages to locating injured men.
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Gorgeous Gift Wrap - only £3.95. We use the very best gift wrap, topped off with a ribbon and bow. We'll also add your message free of charge.

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Vicky Lovatt

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Length: 25 cm
Height: 14 cms

Richardson and his wife Blanche, were eventually asked to set up the British War Dogs training school at Shoeburyness, Essex, where they trained hundreds for service in both world wars. The animals were widely used by the Red Cross on the battlefield as first aid carriers, as well as carrying messages for the military and acting as guard dogs. Vicky pays tribute to the canines who also served during World War I in her depiction of three Airedale Terriers. With alert eyes and noses in the air, these faithful dogs serve as an important reminder that the sacrifices made, were not limited to the human race. Vicky became particularly interested by a photo from the Imperial War Museum of ‘Private Winston’, the war dog who, despite wearing a helmet, wore an immortal, loveable and yet innocent expression, with a tongue lulling out to one side.

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