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WW1, 15 Sept 1916; Pt William Buckingham (left) was KIA on the attack on Morval…

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A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.

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from Mail Online

Angels at war: The WW2 nurses who found time for romance on the front line

Females on the front line: Nurses dressed for action during the WWII

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Bike ambulance, apparently invented in England during WWII; more information is at http://www.famhist.us/2012/09/28/bicycle-ambulance-wwii-britain/

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A Red Cross nurse and her soldier groom prepare to walk past a line of Red Cross VAD nurses at their wedding during the First World War

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July 1, 1916. The First Day of the Battle of the Somme. Despite the heavy loss of life and failure to achieve the expected breakthrough, Field Marshal Haig and General Rawlinson deemed the attack a success, so much that the offensive was to continue for a further four months, only ending with the onset of winter. - prisonersofeternity.co.uk

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1938 The Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence (later the Women's Royal Voluntary Service) is set up by Lady Stella Reading (1894-1971).

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