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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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Britain still had an empire to run and in 1876 any young men ardent for some desperate glory would make their way to the Mitre and Dove public house. There the recruiting sergeants of any number of regiments would cajole young aspirants to military honors. The local police officer is second from left!

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from Mail Online

Jack the springer spaniel, the bomb-sniffer dog who's saved his master's life... again and again

Jack, hero dog with the British army in Afghanistan

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An Inspector and Sergeant of the Women's Police Service during the First World War

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from Telegraph.co.uk

In pictures: Animals at war

And yet the bastard government decided the 4 legged ones are equipment when they retire. This is an incredibly profound shot. The bravery of the men and their dogs in service to our country.

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She looks just about as ready to fight as any other soldier. I agree with letting women fight on the front lines if they are willing to provide the service as much as their male counterparts. I would put as much faith in Peters as I would in the next guy.

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British Stencils, ARP, Police, Desert Rats, Fire Brigade & Highland Division, WLA - WarHats.com Military Headwear from many conflicts

from Mail Online

Heroism of U.S. military war dogs evealed in new book

Heroism of U.S. military war dogs revealed in new book #dailymail

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