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June 05, 2013
Of course we are familiar with the use of animals within the Armed Forces, but what is often overlooked are the intangible ways in which animals have served their human brothers-in-arms. Animals and humans are able to form emotional bonds which serve to decrease a soldier's stress and boost morale. Even before this was known to be scientific fact, it was an accepted truth, and therefore the Armed Forces has a long tradition of gentleman Officers bringing their pets to war, mascots living on aboard ships or submarines, and troops bonding with the foreign fauna they encounter. For your consideration, here is a selection of photos that capture emotional relationships between animals and soldiers.
Koala in Cairo, 1915
Soldier with Sleeping Cat, 1915
Staff Sergeant Major Morgan, and Dog, 1915
Messenger Dogs and Handler near Villers Bretonneux, 1918
Cat on HMS Encounter, 1935
Captain Michelson and 'Tim' the Turtle, date unknown
Mascots Aboard HMAS Sydney, 1940
Soldier with Donkey, 1941
Evacuation from Tobruk, 1941
An American Soldier with a Joey, 1942
Mascot Pup After a Bath, 1943
Squadron Mascots, 1943
'Ferdie' the Pygmy Flying Phalanger, 1945
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March 19, 2016
The Berlin Jacket is a classic biker jacket from Neuw Denim. Made from soft and durable calf tanned leather, it features a belted waist, poly quilted lining and heavy duty zipper and hardware.
November 25, 2015
Recently, our friend and photographer, Anielika Sykes visited Tews Falls in Hamilton and shot some of our favourite men's Brixton, Publish and Penfield styles.
October 28, 2015
In the 1920s, pornography of any kind was completely illegal, though tame by today’s standards, ‘candid’ images of women hinting at what exists behind their undergarments was absolutely erotic. Men (mainly) would trade postcards with scantily clad women on them, most of the cards were made in France and shipped overseas, hence became known as French Postcards.
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