Dogs in war
There is a series of events and talks relating to dogs during wartime and I think some of my readers might very well find it interesting.
The Bishopgate Institute located in the City of London (you all know what I mean by that, right?) is host to this fascinating collection of presentations and conversations about canines during the First World War.
Topics covered include:
Dogs of the First World War – Exploring the role of dogs as both companions and workers during the First World War.
Dogs of the First World War: War and Peace – A hands-on workshop exploring the lives and experiences of ‘ordinary’ Londoners during wartime through our library and archive collections.
Dogs of the First World War: Dogs and the Home Front in the First World War – This talk discusses the ambiguous place of dogs in wartime Britain.
Dogs of the First World War: My Robot, My Friend – An open discussion on friendship.
Dogs of the First World War: ‘Man’s Best Friend’? – An open discussion on man’s best friend.
Dogs of the First World War: Animal Rights and Wrongs – An open discussion exploring the nature of our moral responsibilities to animals.
Dogs of the First World War: Animals of War – Social historian Juliet Gardiner considers the role of dogs on the Western Front during the First World War.
The season kicks off on Tuesday March 10, 2015.
Click here for full details including booking.
Very interesting. Although, I’ll admit that several years ago when the Imperial War Museum had their Animals at War exhibition, I basically wept, openly, throughout the entire thing.