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Hesketh-Pritchard's Sniping in France has a story of a cat seen regularly sunning itself on the parapet of what was thought to be a disused German trench. The British snipers thought it worth noting in their log, and their officer passed the information to the Corps intelligence officer. He surmised that the trench was not as disused as they thought (someone was obviously feeding the cat) and arranged for some air reconnaissance photos to be taken, which revealed a fairly large headquarters dugout under construction out of sight of the British trenches.

 

It was arranged that the RFA would "deal with it" the following day, and amid the hail of exploding shells the cat was seen high-tailing it to the rear, in the direction of Martinpuich.

 

Ron

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Excuse a moment off topic:

 

"Queen Alexandra's cat sitting aloft Lieutenant Watson on board HMY Victoria and Albert, 1905." - recently posted by the Royal Collections.

 

 

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On ‎8‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 09:34, RaySearching said:

PLEASE, not again. 

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I hesitste to suggest this, but the picture of the two Gordons sitting on the edge of a disused trench ... does anyone else think the bloke on the left is eyeing-up lunch?

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It has certainly achieved typical Siamese maximum inconvenience rating ;)

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Against the Geneva Convention I should think...

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Life, liberty and the pussuit of happiness.

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13 hours ago, seaJane said:

Life, liberty and the pussuit of happiness.

 

Surely, it should be, Life, liberty and the purrsuit of happiness.

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Of course! :)

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