The dogs of Dunkirk

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  1. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

  2. Owen

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  3. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Extract from BLITZKREIG, by Robert Wernick.

    "Many of the men on the beaches had pets. But most of the skippers, like Captain R Hughes of the personnel ship Killarney (the ship on which my father was evacuated), felt obliged to lay down the law against animals. Some of the soldiers, concluding that their pets would starve to death, used their last ammunition to shoot them before leaving the beach".

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I've read several accounts of 'pet' dogs being shot on the beaches/docks, particularly by MPs.

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