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  • How were dogs used in WWII?

    I've seen dog war movies like Chips The Wardog (when I really little) but how and when did man's best friend follow him to the front?

    Thanks in advance.
    How many Allied tanks it would take to destroy a Maus?
    275. Because that's how many shells there are in the Maus. Then it could probably crush some more until it ran out of gas. - Surfinbird

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    There are reports that the Soviets attempted to strap explosives to dogs with the expectation that the dogs would lie down under a German tank and then be detonated. I'm not sure whether these reports are accurate. The consensus is that, if true, the effort was without value.
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    • #3
      Looks like Dogs are sometimes smarter than people!
      How many Allied tanks it would take to destroy a Maus?
      275. Because that's how many shells there are in the Maus. Then it could probably crush some more until it ran out of gas. - Surfinbird

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      • #4
        The USMC used it as a trademark...but i know the Germans prefected it as watch dogs, than the Soviets.
        I am a simple man. I am by no means smarter than the average man. I am average...yet genius.

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        • #5
          I believe that the germans had attack dogs in trenches in WW1. It may be false but i can't be sure I don't think that many dogs (if so) were used in WW2 though.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by guthrieba View Post
            There are reports that the Soviets attempted to strap explosives to dogs with the expectation that the dogs would lie down under a German tank and then be detonated. I'm not sure whether these reports are accurate. The consensus is that, if true, the effort was without value.

            It is true.

            Head to the RKKA Forum. There is an old thread there detailing their use.

            Apparently the dogs would go hide under T34s when the artillery started to fly.
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            • #7
              Well in the korean War the Americans used them as mine finders.
              'where da potato at?'
              The Irishman said during the 1845 potato famine

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tigersqn View Post
                It is true.

                Head to the RKKA Forum. There is an old thread there detailing their use.

                Apparently the dogs would go hide under T34s when the artillery started to fly.
                I posted a some pictures and a report on the subject somewhere...




                Other uses for dogs during WW2 was for example as food, delivering messages, patrol and sentry duty.
                "The secret of war lies in the communications" - Napoleon Bonaparte

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                • #9
                  Some were used in the Pacific. They did find out that Dobermans were too high strung for combat. I am not sure if they were purely Marine, Army or both.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pergite View Post
                    I posted a some pictures and a report on the subject somewhere...




                    Other uses for dogs during WW2 was for example as food, delivering messages, patrol and sentry duty.
                    Just a comment, I make no verdict or comment on anyone involved so please relax. All I have to say is "poor dog".
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                    • #11
                      If you are interested in animlas in modern day warfare I would recommend you to look up the "Dickin Medal" winners
                      "The secret of war lies in the communications" - Napoleon Bonaparte

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tigersqn View Post
                        It is true.

                        Head to the RKKA Forum. There is an old thread there detailing their use.

                        Apparently the dogs would go hide under T34s when the artillery started to fly.
                        Other reports were that the dogs would immediately run under the nearest
                        tank/vehicle- whether enemy or not . Of course once this was used,
                        the Germans would just shoot all dogs on sight... sigh .
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wustenfuchs View Post
                          Just a comment, I make no verdict or comment on anyone involved so please relax. All I have to say is "poor dog".
                          This worked at times apparently, until some of the dogs would run back to
                          their owners and blow them up instead, serves em right i think.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pergite View Post
                            I posted a some pictures and a report on the subject somewhere...




                            Other uses for dogs during WW2 was for example as food, delivering messages, patrol and sentry duty.
                            Are you saying that the solders would eat the dogs?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pergite View Post
                              I posted a some pictures and a report on the subject somewhere...
                              ATGW: Anti-tank Guided Woof-it?
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