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ww1: PAT petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land… Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)  A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal… A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)… Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout… Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)… Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery… And speaking of big ships and big guns… “Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)
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skypig357:

giflounge:
1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself.

Blessed post. Good kitty

i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice

Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men’s spirits high.
One cat, Simon, was given the rank “Able Seacat Simon” after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the HMS Amethyst’s food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself – seriously – and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award.

Here’s another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes.
Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man’s Land…
Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) “Daphne” with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. 

(Here’s a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.) 
A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal…
A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)…
Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout…
Togo, ship’s cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I’ve also seen “HMS Irresistible”)…
Ship’s cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15″ main battery…
And speaking of big ships and big guns…
“Make nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer…” (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)

petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy s...

ww1: Germany after losing WW1 (1918)
ww1: Germany after losing WW1 (1918)

Germany after losing WW1 (1918)

ww1: Christmas truce. WW1 (1914)
ww1: Christmas truce. WW1 (1914)

Christmas truce. WW1 (1914)

ww1: French Soldier Dying in His Brothers Arms During WW1 (1917)
ww1: French Soldier Dying in His Brothers Arms During WW1 (1917)

French Soldier Dying in His Brothers Arms During WW1 (1917)

ww1: French Soldier Dying in His Brothers Arms During WW1 (1917)
ww1: French Soldier Dying in His Brothers Arms During WW1 (1917)

French Soldier Dying in His Brothers Arms During WW1 (1917)

ww1: WW1 Soldier asserting their dominance over the enemy (ca 1916)
ww1: WW1 Soldier asserting their dominance over the enemy (ca 1916)

WW1 Soldier asserting their dominance over the enemy (ca 1916)

ww1: ugly-sugar-fruit siniristiriita Shit my chemistry teacher has said in class, vol, 2 1. "Could you use heart medicine as explosives? Technically, yes." 2. "In theory, the concept that all of you exist is possible. 3. "56 children were born with no arms in France. That is a bit excessive" 4. "Here's an intestine, here's pancreas, over there is a liver and here is a danish pastry" 5. [A lecture on different methods in which bridges were constructed to be blown up during WW1 and wW2] 6. "It's unfortunate if you get an entire ham in your lung." 7. "The good thing about aether is that you don't die." 8. "Let's pick something else that's tasty. Like amphetamine here." 9. "If I tell you that carbon has three bonds, that doesn't mean carbon has three bonds." 10. "There's a french way, german way, american way and russian way. What do we use in Finland then? Depends on who's invading." 11. "The nitrogen makes this one straight." 12. [Walks to the students' side of the classroom] "Hm. Yes. The time does 13. [Lectures on why getting scurvy has made European invaders genocidal 14. "That would be a fun prank: Murder someone by sneaking 20 kilos of 15. [A long explanation of how the introduction of alcohol was an 16. [The story of how the density shifts of water and alcohol led to many 17. "Back then they didn't have any good drugs, so they had to settle for flow slower on this side." on several occasions.] coffee grounds into someone's breakfast porridge. improvement in comparison to drinking psychedelic reindeer urine] murders in the prohibition era moonshine business] aether. A few exploding serfs here and there." teaching them they're second in power from gods. Trust me, they tried." 18. "Nothing good will will come from giving vour children lead poisoning and 19. "My father was born in 1918, so he was 18 in 1936, which was inconvenient at the time." [Our teacher, inexplicably, looks roughly 40-45 and has at least one daughter in her 30s. Nobody fucking knows how old he is, exactly.] Vol. 1 here Source: siniristiriita 50 notes Repost
ww1: ugly-sugar-fruit
 siniristiriita
 Shit my chemistry teacher has
 said in class, vol, 2
 1. "Could you use heart medicine as explosives? Technically, yes."
 2. "In theory, the concept that all of you exist is possible.
 3. "56 children were born with no arms in France. That is a bit excessive"
 4. "Here's an intestine, here's pancreas, over there is a liver and here is a
 danish pastry"
 5. [A lecture on different methods in which bridges were constructed to be
 blown up during WW1 and wW2]
 6. "It's unfortunate if you get an entire ham in your lung."
 7. "The good thing about aether is that you don't die."
 8. "Let's pick something else that's tasty. Like amphetamine here."
 9. "If I tell you that carbon has three bonds, that doesn't mean carbon has
 three bonds."
 10. "There's a french way, german way, american way and russian way. What
 do we use in Finland then? Depends on who's invading."
 11. "The nitrogen makes this one straight."
 12. [Walks to the students' side of the classroom] "Hm. Yes. The time does
 13. [Lectures on why getting scurvy has made European invaders genocidal
 14. "That would be a fun prank: Murder someone by sneaking 20 kilos of
 15. [A long explanation of how the introduction of alcohol was an
 16. [The story of how the density shifts of water and alcohol led to many
 17. "Back then they didn't have any good drugs, so they had to settle for
 flow slower on this side."
 on several occasions.]
 coffee grounds into someone's breakfast porridge.
 improvement in comparison to drinking psychedelic reindeer urine]
 murders in the prohibition era moonshine business]
 aether. A few exploding serfs here and there."
 teaching them they're second in power from gods. Trust me, they tried."
 18. "Nothing good will will come from giving vour children lead poisoning and
 19. "My father was born in 1918, so he was 18 in 1936, which was
 inconvenient at the time." [Our teacher, inexplicably, looks roughly 40-45
 and has at least one daughter in her 30s. Nobody fucking knows how old
 he is, exactly.]
 Vol. 1 here
 Source: siniristiriita
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ww1: A French soldier enjoying his rations during WW1 (1915)
ww1: A French soldier enjoying his rations during WW1 (1915)

A French soldier enjoying his rations during WW1 (1915)

ww1: On this day, 100 years ago, WW1 ended.
ww1: On this day, 100 years ago, WW1 ended.

On this day, 100 years ago, WW1 ended.