These are the heartwarming images that prove even during war, dogs have always been man’s best friend.
A photographer who has spent four decades collecting dog photos stumbled upon the 100-year-old WW1 images at a market stall.
Libby Hall, 73, snapped up the pictures not only because she is a dog fanatic but because she feared they were destined for the skip if no-one bought them.
Libby, of Hackney, east London, is exhibiting the images at The Bishopsgate Institute, in Spitalfields, as a show entitled Dogs of the First World War.
She said: ‘My collecting began by chance.
‘I was a press photographer and discovered that a local junk shop in Dalston doing house clearances was simply throwing away old photographs.
‘I persuaded them to let me have them, really just to save them from the dustbin.
‘I have lived with dogs all my life and began to be intrigued by the photographs that had dogs in them.’
Libby started collecting pictures of dogs in 1966 and chose a selection of them appearing in the 1914-18 war to display in the exhibition.
Entry is free to the exhibition and it runs until June 26.