• It's a dog's life

    Wednesday 8 May 2013 by Kerry Neale.

    It was not just human soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War who needed protection from the new dangers of chemical warfare. Animals serving beside them were also vulnerable. Collected off the battlefield by a member of the 41st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, this gas mask was made for a German messenger dog. The allied naval blockade of Germany had forced the Germans to develop substitute materials, known as …

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