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Doing their bit : the British employment of military and civil defence dogs in the Second World War

Author: Kimberly Brice O'Donnell
Publisher: Warwick : Helion & Company Limited, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Doing their Bit" considers why and how dogs were employed by the British military and the London Civil Defence Region during the Second World War.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Brice O'Donnell
ISBN: 9781913118334 1913118339
OCLC Number: 1100471361
Description: 1 online resource (253 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Towards a Permanent British Military Dog Scheme: The First World War and the Interwar Period --
E.H. Richardson, the War Dog School and the Messenger Dog Service --
The Dog in Interwar Britain and Foreign Military Dog Training Schemes Prior to and During the Second World War --
2.The Outbreak of the Second World War and the Establishment of British Military Dog Training Schemes --
From the "Figurative Mobilization" of Canine Pets to the Recruitment of British Military Dogs --
The Training, Care and Depiction of British Military Dogs --
3.Guard, Military Police and Patrol Dogs --
The Demand for and Employment of Guard Dogs on the British Home Front --
CMP and RAF Police Dogs in the Middle East, North Africa and Italy --
Patrol Dogs for the British Army --
4."A Brain Child of World War II": The Introduction and Employment of Mine Detection Dogs --
The Demand for Mine Detection Dogs: The Formation and Training of Dog Platoons --
Anglo-American Co-Operation and Divergence --
British Mine Detection Dogs in Northwest Europe --
5.The Employment of Rescue Dogs in the London Civil Defence Region --
Civil Defence in London and Untrained Dogs as Rescuers --
Rescue Dogs for the Capital --
6.Working Animals or Pets?: The Perception and Demobilisation of British Military Dogs and Pets --
The (Incomplete) Transformation from Pet to Working Animal --
The Challenges of Demobilising Military Dogs --
7.The Training and Employment of British Military and Police Dogs After the Second World War --
The Post-War Employment of Military Dogs --
The Training and Recruitment of Military Dogs in the Post-War Period --
The Post-War Employment of Police Dogs --
The Defence Animal Centre and the British Military Dog in the 21st Century --
Conclusions and Suggestions for Further Research --
Appendices --
I.Soviet "Explosive Dogs" --
II.War Establishment of the British Army's War Dogs Training School, June 1944 --
III.Canine Dickin Medal Recipients --
IV.Results of Mine Detection Dog Demonstration, Obstacle Assault Centre (OAC), 16 December 1943 --
V.Results of Mine Detection Dog Demonstration, 24March 1944 --
VI.War Establishment of the British Army's Mine Detection Dog Platoons, May 1944 --
VII.Letter to Dog Owners from the Officer Commanding, British Army's War Dogs Training School --
VIII.Military Dogs Released from Service in BAOR, 1946-1950 --
IX.British Army Dog Training, 1949-1950 --
X.Military and Civil Police Dog Training in the United Kingd om, 1972 --
XI.British Army and RAF Dogs by Role, 2008.
Responsibility: Kimberly Brice O'Donnell.

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