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A short printable version of The Great Cat and Dog Massacre

2017 November 27

An odd war version of the dog use of Admin

Yesterday , 26 November, Spitalfields Life included a short account from me of The Great Cat and Day Massacre. It included some of my visual images from the book including those taken from the nearby Bishopsgate Institute. Many of the comments were from people  who lived as children during the war and described – as I have found on so many occasions – accounts of their own animal’s life or at times death – during the war.

You can read the version from

I always find it a very good contribution to read The Gentle Author’s account that is sent out free to readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Rose Searby permalink
    February 15, 2018

    Hi Hilda, thanks for this post: a) it reminded me to order your book (!) and b) I found the comments fascinating – not only do so many people have such important, relevant and necessary stories to tell about their animals and their own experiences during the war, but they also illustrate the continuing vital significance of companion animals in so many ways throughout history. Thank you for doing so much for human-animal relations in history.

    • Hilda Kean permalink
      February 26, 2018

      Dear Rose Thanks so much for your comments. Pleased you like the book that is now coming out in paperback in March.

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