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Canine Commandos: The Heroism, Devotion, and Sacrifice of Dogs in War

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DOGS IN WAR
From World War I battlefields to present-day Afghanistan, dogs have been the loyal companions and trusted compatriots of soldiers worldwide. Now the exciting, heartwarming and heroic stories of history’s most famous combat dogs are compiled in this incredible collection.
CAIRO, SEAL Team Six’s Belgian Malinois, who was choppered in with his top-secret unit on their heroic mission to take out ...
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Canine Commandos: The Heroism, Devotion, and Sacrifice of Dogs in War

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Overview


DOGS IN WAR
From World War I battlefields to present-day Afghanistan, dogs have been the loyal companions and trusted compatriots of soldiers worldwide. Now the exciting, heartwarming and heroic stories of history’s most famous combat dogs are compiled in this incredible collection.
CAIRO, SEAL Team Six’s Belgian Malinois, who was choppered in with his top-secret unit on their heroic mission to take out Osama bin Laden.
RAGS, a Highland terrier who dodged German shell-fire, shrapnel and poison gas to deliver crucial messages to the Western Front.
GANDER, the Canadian Royal Rifles’ Newfoundland, who sacrificed his life by scooping up a grenade and carrying it in his mouth away from his unit.
EBONY, the fearless German shepherd who alerted soldiers to an imminent ambush, saving 25 men from sudden death in Vietnam’s unyielding jungle.
COOPER, the bomb-sniffing Labrador who relentlessly scoured Iraq for explosives until the fateful day when an IED killed him and his handler.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612430553
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 486,043
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Nigel Cawthorne is the author of Serial Killers and Mass Murderers, as well as numerous other books. His writing has appeared in more than 150 newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, Sun, Flatbush Life, and The New York Tribune. He lives in London, UK.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 War Dogs in Early Times 11

Chapter 2 WorldWar I 35

Chapter 3 WorldWar II 48

Chapter 4 War in the Pacific 106

Chapter 5 Korea 160

Chapter 6 Vietnam 164

Chapter 7 War on Terror 213

Chapter 8 Iraq 227

Chapter 9 Afghanistan 242

Epilogue The "Robby" Law 259

Further Reading 262

About the Author 264

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Cheetahhh

    This book sounds pretty epic. These dogs give up there LIFE for US!!! You may think that they dont know what theyre doing but they know that they are risking their lives. Thats how much they love man. Like they say theyre, MAN'S BEST FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted September 29, 2012

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    Midnightflower watches Springfire. She sighs and looks out toward the horizon...

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    Hawkspirit

    "At least Im joining." She snapped. "Do you want be to be killed, or do you want me to leave?" She bared her teeth.

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    An apprentice to Moontide

    The small ash-colored apprentice bravly walks up to Moontide, her fur rises up on her back and she hisses.

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    Vineclaw

    She bared her teetth and kicked badgerclaw then fliked her tai and darted for the elders

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    Posted September 29, 2012

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    Im so sorry but i have to leave forever sorry bye.

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    A huge shadow the shape of a wolf/dog

    Hay can i join came from the ahadows

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    Posted September 29, 2012

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    Badgerclaw says "Okay." She pads there.

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    Leaf to wolfscreech

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    Silverleaf

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    Help!

    Moonshine and luckystep r locked out....move camp to bavk up camp!~unknoen shecat

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    Midnightflower & Nightfeather

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    Posted September 29, 2012

    Cedarstar

    Whatever. Thanks. I leave

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    Posted September 26, 2012

    Violettail

    She pads into the new camp.

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    Wolfscreech

    My kits are coming! *she lays on the ground*

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    Posted September 28, 2012

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    Darkstar jumps up and purrs, rushing to greet his kin. "What is going on," he asks, a little confused by the proccesion. (How are you?)

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    Posted September 27, 2012

    Darkfoot

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