Dunkirk Inspired Dog Names In Pop Culture
You see, Winston was actually something of a troublemaker during the early 1930's; the family that looked after him have gone on record saying that the dog had a nasty habit of attacking other dogs. Winston's human caretakers were mystified by his tendency to lash out at other dogs, namely because he was such a warm and friendly dog most of the time. Winston's bad behavior eventually started to become a real burden for his human family members - right around the time that the Nazi war machine had set its sights on Great Britain.
When the war broke out, everything changed; families were uprooted from their homes and pets were either separated from their human families or outright murdered during an event known as the British Pet Massacre. Groups like the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals, The Animal Protection Societies of Scotland and Ireland, and The Canine Defence League acted to save animals like Winston from the Massacre, aiming to convince the British Government that dogs, in particular, could actually help the war effort in a number of intricate ways. When word got out that the Germans were employing breeds like German Shepherds, Doberman Pincers, and Airedales in their ranks the British Crown decided to give the same tactic a shot.
Winston was a part of the wave of dogs that the British retrained to help them out on the battlefield. It was here that Winston would be able to use the tenacity that once got him in trouble for the greater good; just as the Airedale had been fearless when facing off against other dogs, he remained fearless when delivering messages and ammunition to soldiers on the front lines. Winston became so proficient at his task that he was given the title of Private, and a cute little helmet, as a token of appreciation.
Dunkirk Inspired Dog Name Considerations
If you're just looking to name your dog after a figure who was involved in the Dunkirk Evacuation, or after any figures from the British armed forces, then you'll still have a large number of names to choose from. The notorious British commander Lord Gort was heavily involved with the Battle of Dunkirk, which coincided with the Dunkirk Evacuation. Lord Gort also just so happened to be a man of many names - just about any of which could potentially work out great as an alias for your dog. You could also name your pet after one of the many animals that served in World War II as well as any of the dogs who were also rescued during the Dunkirk Evacuation.