This short features the following items (my outline in parentheses) -- 1) Samaritans of the Alps: (in the Hospice of St. Bernard live 30 monks who use dogs to assist in the finding & rescue of travellers lost in the snow) 2) Sports Page: i/ big fish (fishing for tuna in Brittany, France); ii/ dead end dirt track (how the children in the east end of London, in the New Cross area, cleaned up and converted a bomb site into a dirt track for bicycle races); iii/ the Gold Coast goes racing (horse racing in Accra) 3) The March of Science: the flying petrol pump (how a passenger plane bound for Barbados gets refueled mid-flight over the Azores) 4) Mainly For Women: i/ bouillabaisse (what the fishermen of Mediterranean France eat after a hard day's fishing); ii/ lace for milady (how beautiful lace is made in Bruges, Belgium) 5) Off The Ration: i/ bottoms up! (rabbits that prefer to walk on their front paws); ii/ the bear idea (3 black bear cubs investigate someone's camp site - until they are ... Written by
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The last recorded rescue by a dog from the Great St. Bernard Hospice occurred in 1955. The dogs were moved to the Foundation Barry Du Grand St. Bernard in Martigny, Switzerland in 2004. Some dogs are brought back to the Hospice during the summer tourist season. See more