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Animal Heroes: Inspiring true stories of courageous animals

Overview

The first recipients of the Dickin Medal in December 1943 were three pigeons serving with the Royal Air Force, all of whom contributed to the recovery of aircrew from ditched aircraft. The most recent to be honoured is Treo, a black Labrador, awarded for this 'heroic actions as an arms and explosives search dog in Afghanistan.' These true tales of heartrending devotion and duty are told from first hand accounts and from the citations themselves. There's Rip the terrier who is credited with saving upwards of 100 ...

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Overview

The first recipients of the Dickin Medal in December 1943 were three pigeons serving with the Royal Air Force, all of whom contributed to the recovery of aircrew from ditched aircraft. The most recent to be honoured is Treo, a black Labrador, awarded for this 'heroic actions as an arms and explosives search dog in Afghanistan.' These true tales of heartrending devotion and duty are told from first hand accounts and from the citations themselves. There's Rip the terrier who is credited with saving upwards of 100 lives sniffing out survivors buried after bombing raids in WWII. Judy the pointer, hero of a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp. Simon the ship's cat who, though injured, continued to stay with his crew under fire.

Written in a spirit of celebration, and intended to provide a lasting memorial to these remarkable animals and the men and women who came to rely on them, these tales of courage and devotion will stay with the reader long after they have closed the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780099574347
  • Publisher: Random House UK
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,165,533
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID LONG is a writer and journalist for more than 25 years. He has appeared regularly on television and radio and written for the Times, Sunday Times and London Evening Standard and a huge diversity of magazines around the world. He has written nine previous books.

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