Bamse was a mascot on the Norwegian Navy minesweeper the Thorrod, which was stationed in Montrose and Dundee during World War II. It is claimed the St Bernard saved the lives of two sailors during the war.
Cpl. Bryan Manthey, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, and a dog named Zzisko rest during a patrol near Garmsir, Afghanistan, July 5. Manthey and his military working dog were searching for improvised explosive devices.
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Ricky, an explosive detector dog, with Canadian soldiers from Task Force 3-09 Battle Group during operation Tazi, a village search and security operation in the Dand area of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on January 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth