Monday, 30 June 2014

Woof, woof boom! **Updated**

So on my little Soviet Union blots atm, I have been doing some cutting and shutting ect.... 

So for the game on the 19th of July, I'm looking at running these in a list with a lot of tanks, all in the name of fun :-) 

'In 1924, the Revolutionary militay Council of the Soviet Union approved the use of dogs for military purposes, which included a wide range of tasks such as rescue, delivery of first aid, communication, tracking mines and people, assisting in combat, transporting food, medicine and injured soldiers on sledges, and detonation of enemy targets. For these purposes, a specialized dog training school was founded in the Moscow Oblast. Twelve regional schools were opened soon after, three of which trained anti-tank dogs.

The Soviet Army had no dedicated dog trainers, therefore they recruited hunters and circus and police dog trainers. Several leading animal scientists were also involved, in order to help organize a wide-scale training program. German Shepard dogs were favored for the program for their physical abilities and ease of training, but other breeds were used as well. The idea of using dogs as mobile mines was developed in the 1930s, together with the dog-fitting mine design. In 1935, anti-tank dog units were officially included in the Soviet Army.'

As promised **update** with painted pictures. Hope you all like. 

Thanks as always

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