Cat Leads D-Day Invasion

Of course, after yesterday’s post, the cat lovers of the world had to have their moment of glory. Slate decided to fulfill that need by showcasing the role of cats in the US military which is “less publicized – and far more essential to top-secret US military operations.”

Since I’ve discussed World War Two extensively here, the following images caught my eye:

The CATS program originated during World War II and was instrumental in the invasion of Normandy. Photo illustration by Holly Allen, photograph by STF/AFP/Getty Images.


An upcoming 10-part HBO series will tell the true story of an elite feline unit during World War II and will be directed by Tom Hanks. Photo illustration by Holly Allen.

[Images courtesy of Slate.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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