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Rin Tin Tin's Life And Legend

By Gerard @presurfer
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Rin Tin Tin was the name given to a dog adopted from a WWI battlefield that went on to star in twenty-three Hollywood films. The pup found by American serviceman Lee Duncan in a bombed-out dog kennel in Lorraine, France, less than two months before the end of World War I. The dog returned at war's end with Duncan to his home in Los Angeles, California.
Rin Tin Tin learned tricks and could leap great heights. He was filmed making a 12-foot leap at a dog show by Duncan's acquaintance Charles Jones, who had just developed a slow-motion camera. From those humble beginnings, the dark-haired German shepherd rose to become an internationally-recognized Hollywood star.The Presurfer

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