13th MARCH ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

March 13th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1942: The Quartermaster Corps (QMC) of the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, aka K-9 Corps on the 13th March 1942. Over a million dogs served on both sides during World War I, carrying messages along the complex network of trenches, and also providing psychological comfort to the soldiers. The most famous dog to emerge from the war was Rin Tin Tin, an abandoned puppy of German war dogs found in France in 1918, and taken to the United States, where he made his film debut in the 1922 silent film The Man from Hell’s River. Rin Tin Tin was the first bona fide animal movie star, which made the little-known German Shepherd breed famous across the country. | & see more about history on this day in the video…