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Every sale supports the Australian War Animals Memorial Organisation, both for our work to create lasting tributes to all war animals, and also the work we do looking after veteran dogs and in training dogs to support our diggers living with PTSD.

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Blue Cross Awards – Remembering the Animals from WW1

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in News | 0 comments

It wasn’t just men and boys who answered Britain’s call to join the armed forces in her hour of need. Hundreds of thousands of animals left behind their peaceful, rural homes and made the journey across the English Channel to join their human comrades in the trenches. Two years before the outbreak of what would become known as the First World War, the Blue Cross Fund had provided vital veterinary care to animals during the Balkan War. At that time, our charity was called Our Dumb Friends League (ODFL) and we named the fund after the flags displaying blue crosses that flew above animal hospitals and ambulances to distinguish help for animal casualties from The Red Cross, which provided aid to wounded soldiers. In 1914, we knew our help would be needed once more. Horses were an essential part of cavalry warfare and soon became needed to haul colossal artillery pieces, ammunitions wagons, machine guns, ration carts and other vital supplies. “This act of courage shows how deep the bond was between my grandfather and his horses. Just three men survived the shelling that day but, despite great danger to himself, he refused to leave his horse to die a painful, lonely death” Ruth Turner, granddaughter of George Turner, who used his Blue Cross handbook to...

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AWAMO Pozières 1st Anniversary

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in News | 0 comments

  Update from recent visit to AWAMO memorial, Pozières France Lyn and myself along with brother Bob and wife Laurie  went to the memorial today and had a little quiet time. We layed a few wreaths that I had saved from the inauguration last year. One was from RSPCA Qld, one from Redland Bay State school (Calen my grandson) and the other the one that Lyn and her daughter Samantha made. (Pictures above). Bob and I have started work on the bricks around the bench seats and should finish Tuesday. Bit busy here at the moment with the Sound and Light show up at the Mairie. On Monday the 23rd the Commune is hosting a wreath laying ceremony at Gibraltar opposite the Australian 1st Division Memorial. (Nothing at the Memorial Park)...

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Pigeons: The secret heroes of World War I

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Pigeons: The secret heroes of World War I – honoured in art installation. Please click on the video to watch a fascinating article on Pigeons, and the role they played in WWI....

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MP’s congratulate War Horse Memorial 06/06/2018

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments


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Sgt Stubby *An American Hero* Children;s Movie

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Sgt Stubby *An American Hero* Children’s Movie SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO is a feature film based on the incredible true story of America’s most decorated dog. After being rescued off the streets by a young Soldier on the eve of America’s entry in World War I, Stubby is given a home, a family, and the chance to embark on the adventure that would define a century. Starring Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter & Gerard Depardieu To watch the trailer...

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in News | 0 comments

The Australian War Animal Organisation understand the significance of the unconditional service rendered by Veteran  Animals. We know the impact they have on their handlers and those whose lives they have saved and touched. Because of this we want to support the owners of retired service animals, so they can be offered appropriate veterinary and special care in their twilight years. If you are interested in donating to this cause please click on the below link which will take you...

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Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in News | 0 comments


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