A Mind For Mushing: Camp Rimini Dog Trainer Recalls Training Dogs To Fight Nazis

For a time in the early 1940s, the barking of about 1,000 dogs in Rimini filled not only that gulch, but spilled over into other drainages.The dogs and 100 or so men were training in support of one of the Army’s greatest missions never attempted, the invasion of Nazi-occupied Norway — although most of the soldiers didn’t even know that was the plan until a half-century later.Go up Rimini Road to the flat areas that once held barracks and kennels and there is no sign or historical marker. Most of the record of the life and adventures of Camp Rimini live now in the home and mind of Dave Armstrong, the first name in Montana mushing, who arrived from his native New England just about 70 years ago, on Feb. 5, 1943.Read more here: http://helenair.com/lifestyles/camp-rimini-dog-trainer-recalls-training-dogs-to-fight-nazis/article_2a53d72e-6777-11e2-b8b9-001a4bcf887a.html


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