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300 British Army dogs evacuate the Rhineland (1929)

1920s pic of the day: 300 British Army dogs evacuate the Rhineland (1929)

In September 1929 300 dogs and cats were among the last units of the British Army of Occupation to be withdrawn from Germany. Bidding “Farewell to the Rhine” the Daily Mirror observed that the “occupation is now part of history, a chapter which concludes the war with a happy and hopefully sentiment, and is a credit to all concerned.” Passing off with little remark and even less fanfare, this was a subdued and contemplative end to the continental military adventure that had begun fifteen years earlier.

From “Farewell to the Rhine,” Daily Mirror, 5 September 1929, 9.

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