Monday, December 8, 2014

The Four-legged Heroes also found in the the U. S. Marine Corps History Division Casualties Database

Loyal dogs who.... (AP photo)
Dogs and horses who served nobly with the armed forces are a popular subject for current non-fiction authors. Interestingly, dogs who served with their Marine masters during World War II are entered in the U. S. Marine Corps History Division Casualties Database.  More than 60 canines, primarily Doberman Pinschers are listed, most with the rank of Private.

Here is a selection of some of the new titles about heroic animals in wartime.

Their availability and that of related titles can be determined by checking 
 the library's catalog.

Monday, December 1, 2014

" Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," London's splendid World War One observance at the Tower of London

Close-up of the 888,246 ceramic poppies which were  available for purchase via this internet website.

  Created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, each represented a British military fatality in the war, 
and all have been sold!