scrapironflotilla:

Time for some animals. A fairly common occurrence, despite standing orders for no pets to be kept by soldiers, many soldiers or units had pets that were brought with them wherever they went, including into the trenches.

Canadian Veterinary Corps members with pets.

CHINA’S PROTEST. Evening Post > October 19 1914 > Page 7 

NEW YORK. 16th October. , A telegram from Pekin states that Britain, replying to China’s protest against the Japanese occupation of the Shantung Railway, declares that she in unable to interfere with her Ally. Japan had no alternative, as the railway was German-owned, and was used by the Germans for military purposes.

October 19 1914 

Count Zeppelin and Count Haessler show off their German headgear

scrapironflotilla:

Canadians and puppies born in the trenches during shellfire.

thisdayinwwi:

Oct 18 1918 “Belgian troops resting by the roadside in ruined Pervyse” https://t.co/h3YSd8W2gV https://t.co/murMJQ85Wf http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1052926110202118148

Above – IWM (Q 11394) “Belgian troops resting by the roadside in ruined Pervyse, 18 October 1918. Note two observation balloons in the air.“ by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Production date: 1918-10-18

Below – IWM (Q 11393) “Belgian and British troops and their transport in the ruins of Pervyse, 18 October 1918. Note two observation balloons in the air.” by Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Production date: 1918-10-18

thisdayinwwi:

Oct 18 1918 IWM (Q 9580), IWM (Q 9574),

IWM (Q 9575),

IWM (Q 9586)IWM (Q 9572) “Troops of the 8th Battalion, the King’s (Liverpool Regiment, Liverpool Irish, 57th Division) entering the outskirts of Lille" October 18 1918 by McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Production date: 1918-10-18

Oct 18 1918 IWM (Q 9580), IWM (Q 9574),

IWM (Q 9575),

IWM (Q 9586)IWM (Q 9572) “Troops of the 8th Battalion, the King’s (Liverpool Regiment, Liverpool Irish, 57th Division) entering the outskirts of Lille" October 18 1918 by McLellan, David (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)

Production date: 1918-10-18

scrapironflotilla:

A sailor and two soldiers display their pets, two dogs and a monkey, aboard the troopship HMAT Euripides.

Oct 18 1918 Groupe d’affiches de l’emprunt national, Paris, France, A 14 791
18 octobre 1918
Source: Albert-Kahn Museum / Department of Hauts-de-Seine https://t.co/6zS83A9nLv http://twitter.com/ThisDayInWWI/status/1185269317425778693

thisdayinwwi:

Oct 18 1918 “Troops of the 8th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment (57th British Division, XI Corps), swarmed by local children, entering Lille” –

IWM (Q 9579)