A Chance Discovery

To those who know me this may not come as much of a surprise that I found this (I have a strong affinity with foxes that may even be described as spiritual), but apparently, I’ve found two instances of foxes being kept as mascots during the first world war.

The first was in the original 1916 film about the Battle of the Somme.  At about 4:32 you can see the Royal Field Artillery’s mascot, a young fox pup caught in France:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krT1lX_Dvm0

The National Library of Scotland has this picture of a fox kept by an RAF squadron:

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If I’m willing to entertain the possibility of past lives, perhaps I should be willing to entertain a past life either as a fox or in close proximity to one at the time?

If I find any references to a fox in regards to people I research while looking at service records, that will be an interesting development.

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