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Honorary war dog: ‘Dolly’ the lioness

She hung out South African troops building airfields in the Sahara. 

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She hung out South African troops building airfields in the Sahara.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 

 

She hung out South African troops building airfields in the Sahara.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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