War Animals: The Unsung Heroes Of World War Ii

byRobin HuttonRead bySusan Boyce

September 18, 2018|
War Animals: The Unsung Heroes Of World War Ii by Robin Hutton
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America's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor, was awarded to 440 deserving members of the"Greatest Generation" that served in World War II. But in 1943, before the war was even over, Allied leaders realized they needed another kind of award to recognize a different kind of World War II hero-animal heroes.

Founded in 1943, the prestigious PDSA Dicken Medal is the highest award an animal can achieve for gallantry and bravery in the field of military conflict. It was given to fifty-five animals who served valliantly alongside the members of the Greatest Generation. In War Animals, nationally bestselling author Robin Hutton (Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse) tells the incredible, inspiring true stories of the fifty-five animal recipients of the PDSA Dicken Medal during WWII and the lesser-known stories of other military animals whose acts of heroism have until now been largely forgotten. These animal heroes include

G. I. Joe, who flew twenty miles in twenty minutes and stopped the planes on the tarmac from bombing a town that had just been taken over by allied forces, saving the lives of over one hundred British soldiers; Winkie, the first Dickin recipient, who saved members of a downed plane when she flew 129 miles with oil clogged wings with an SOS message that helped a rescue team find the crew; Chips, who served as a sentry dog for the Roosevelt-Churchill conference; andDing, a paradog whose plane was hit by enemy fire on D-Day, ended up in a tree, and once on the ground still saved lives.

A heartwarming and sometimes even hilarious history of hero birds, dogs, horses and more, War Animals is a World War II story you've never read before.

PrefaceINTRODUCTIONWar DogsChapter One - LASSIE GOES TO WARChapter Two - YOU'RE IN THE ARMY NOW. COAST GUARD TOO. DON'T FORGET THE NAVY. AND HEY, MARINE CORPS, LOOKIN' GOOD!Chapter Three - ChipsChapter Four - DEVIL DOGS OF THE MARINE CORPSChapter Five - MORE THAN MASCOTSChapter Six - GREAT BRITAIN'S WAR DOGSChapter Seven - HOME FRONT H...
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Title:War Animals: The Unsung Heroes Of World War Ii
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:7.5 X 5.3 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:7.5 X 5.3 X 1 in
Published:September 18, 2018
Publisher:Blackstone Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781538586037

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