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War animals : the unsung heroes of World War II

Author: Robin L Hutton
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery History, an imprint of Regnery Publishing, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today, war is a high-tech affair. The modern soldier relies on advanced weapons and communications technology as his essential support. But in World War II, soldiers relied on an entirely different kind of support--a kind of support soldiers have used since ancient times. Animals. Dogs, horses, and pigeons became World War II soldiers' best friends in battle, serving to carry weapons, wounded men, and messages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin L Hutton
ISBN: 9781621576587 1621576582
OCLC Number: 1043517113
Description: xviii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: War dogs --
Lassie goes to war --
You're in the Army now. Coast Guard too. Don't forget the Navy --
And hey, Marine Corps, lookin' good! --
Chips --
Devil dogs of the Marine Corps --
More than mascots --
Great Britain's war dogs --
Home front heroes --
Judy --
War birds --
Winged warriors --
Britain's bird brigade --
War horses (and mules) --
Heroes with hooves --
And a war...cat? --
The one and only Simon --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Robin Hutton.

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"Today, war is a high-tech affair. The modern soldier relies on advanced weapons and communications technology as his essential support. But in World War II, soldiers relied on an entirely different kind of support--a kind of support soldiers have used since ancient times. Animals. Dogs, horses, and pigeons became World War II soldiers' best friends in battle, serving to carry weapons, wounded men, and messages through artillery fire. In War Animals, bestsellling author Robin Hutton brings the animal heroes of World War II to vivid life with the heroic true tales of: Famed pigeon G.I. Joe, who saved an Italian village and British troops by flying 20 miles in 20 minutes to carry a message to Allied forces; Chips, a German Shepherd trained as a sentry who attacked an Italian machine gun team, sustaining powder burns and saving his handler's life; Bing, a paradog who jumped out of a plane on D-Day, landed in a tree, and once on the ground helped his handlers locate the enemy. A heartwarming and sometimes even hilarious history of bonafide heroes of feather and fur, War Animals is a World War II story you've never read before."--Provided by publisher.

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"I can't think of another author who has done more to honor the animals of war than Robin Hutton. In War Animals, she brings to life the forgotten stories of countless brave military heroes--heroes Read more...

 
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