Animal Heroes: Inspiring true stories of courageous animals

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Random House, Mar 14, 2013 - Nature - 304 pages
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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.

Previously published as The Animals' VC.

 

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Contents

Dont Shoot the Messenger
19
Record Breakers Faster
41
The Bomb Squad
57
Fearless on the Front Line
75
Counting Them All Out
99
One of Our Agents
121
SAS Special Animal
143
Keeping the Peace
161
Lost and Found Hell
199
Ground Zero
223
The PDSA Gold Medal
241
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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.

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