CIRCA 1914 – AN OFFICER IN FIGHTING KIT HOLDING HIS PET DOG, A CHOW CHOW, ON BOARD THE HMS OAK © IWM (Q 18067)
Courtesy the Imperial War Museum….these three stunning photos of navy men with their chow mascots on board ship during WW1. I have a number of photos from this era of “wartime chows” that I need to add to this collection to keep them all in one place . These are a lovely addition to the archives and I am grateful to IWM for allowing them to be shared with attribution.
CIRCA 1914 ROYAL OFFICERS WITH A GROUP OF DOG MASCOTS ABOARD THE HMS ROYAL OAK © IWM (Q 17984)
This above awesome find came about as the result of a search, looking for more information about the previous photo I posted with the chow and bear aboard a ship.
I have seen a number of chows mistaken for “bears” in photo captions during my research. I just love this!