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A DOG OF WAR

The role of dogs in warfare — like that of mathematics, tobacco and women — is blithely overlooked. Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Sarmatians, Slavs and Britons have all enlisted four-legged talent to their military ranks. Canines from the Molossia region of Epirus were trained for battle by the Romans and later used by Attila

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