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Animal Heroes

David Long


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PUBLISHED: 14th March 2013
ISBN: 9780099574347
ANNOTATION:
Paperback edition of the book about the 64 recipients of the Dickin Medal, an award given to animals for gallantry or devotion in duty while serving in military conflict. Dogs, pigeons and even a cat have been given the award. Rare period illustrations.
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  • Paperback
    $28.67
PUBLISHED: 14th March 2013
ISBN: 9780099574347
ANNOTATION:
Paperback edition of the book about the 64 recipients of the Dickin Medal, an award given to animals for gallantry or devotion in duty while serving in military conflict. Dogs, pigeons and even a cat have been given the award. Rare period illustrations.

Annotation

Paperback edition of the book about the 64 recipients of the Dickin Medal, an award given to animals for gallantry or devotion in duty while serving in military conflict. Dogs, pigeons and even a cat have been given the award. Rare period illustrations.

Publisher Description

The PDSA Dickin Medal (regarded as the animals' Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals, from the Blitz to present day, for their courage in times of crisis. Among these incredible true-life stories you will meet...

G.I. Joe the plucky pigeon, who rescued over 100 lives by flying twenty miles in twenty minutes to deliver a message in World War II.

Theo the steadfast springer spaniel, who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan.

Rip the trusty mongrel, who saved many victims of the Blitz air-raids.

Olga the courageous police horse, who bolted from the path of a flying bomb in World War II only to return to the scene and remain on duty.

These heart-warming tales of gallantry and devotion will stay with you long after you turn the pages.

Previously published as The Animals' VC.

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The PDSA Dickin Medal (regarded as the animals' Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals, from the Blitz to present day, for their courage in times of crisis. Among these incredible true-life stories you will meet... G.I. Joe the plucky pigeon, who rescued over 100 lives by flying twenty miles in twenty minutes to deliver a message in World War II. Theo the steadfast springer spaniel, who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan. Rip the trusty mongrel, who saved many victims of the Blitz air-raids. Olga the courageous police horse, who bolted from the path of a flying bomb in World War II only to return to the scene and remain on duty. These heart-warming tales of gallantry and devotion will stay with you long after you turn the pages.

Author Biography

David Long; a writer and journalist for more than 25 years, David Long 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.

Review

Heart-warming tales of bravery Daily Express

Review Text

Heart-warming tales of bravery

Promotional "Headline"

Heart-warming stories of the 64 courageous animals who have won the animals' Victoria Cross

Product Details

Author
David Long
Year
2013
ISBN-10
0099574349
ISBN-13
9780099574347
Media
Book
Publication Date
2013-03-14
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Publisher
Cornerstone
Short Title
ANIMAL HEROES
Language
English
Residence
Ottawa, -CN
Format
Paperback
Pages
304
Subtitle
Inspiring true stories of courageous animals
Audience
General/Trade