National Geographic : 1941 Dec
© National Geographic Society Painting byEdward Herbert Miner St. Bernards, amid Alpine Snows, Now Help to Save Half-frozen War Refugees For centuries the gentle giants aided the monks of the Hospice of Great St. Bernard Pass in rescuing travelersovercome bycold onSwitzerland's icyheights. Until the present war broke out, their work in recent years had been confined to saving an occasional lost skier. Now refugees from France and Italy once more are taking to the mountain trails afoot, so the dogs must go out on their errands of mercy again. In winter some carrysmall barrels filled with stimulants (right).