Cats, dog suspected of spying for Germans in World War I

March 13, 2014 at 2:31 PM

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- British intelligence officers in World War I suspected two cats and a dog of carrying messages from the Germans across British lines, documents revealed.

The National Archive published documents online Thursday revealing officers from the 36th brigade of the 12th Division spotted the animals repeatedly crossing British lines in July 1915 and suspected they have been used by the Germans to pass messages across the lines, the Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

"Two [two] cats and a dog are under suspicion, as they have been in the habit of crossing our trenches at night; steps are being taken to trap them if possible," the officers wrote in their report.

The documents published Thursday did not reveal whether the animals were ever captured or whether any further evidence was found indicating they were German agents.

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