The Unforgettable Story of the Dog Who Went to War and Became A True Hero

Book - 2014
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"Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million. Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the 20th century's darkest days, she was cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Judy's unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Quercus, 2014
ISBN: 9781623654429
Characteristics: xxii, 295 pages ; 24 cm


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Feb 25, 2017

What a great book. I couldn't put it down. I hadn't known several aspects of the war, including the boats on the Yangtze, and the railroad building by POW's in that area. Judy was a completely amazing dog, and I am glad I got to know about her.

Feb 18, 2015

what an inspirational book about Judy and her plight as a prisoner of war. well written and a joy to read. it makes you thankful for what you have each and every day.

Dec 22, 2014

This is great read...all about a gun boat dog and how she helps her fellow sailors and then prisoners of war from the Yangtze to POW camps in Sumatra and other locations.
Good Read.
Check out The Dog Who Could Fly by the same author about a different war and different dog.

Dec 22, 2014

I had read a previous book about the Dog Who Could Fly by this same author. Different time period and different war. I knew this one would be excellent also. I wasn't so aware of the British Gun Boats up and down the Yangtze and what happened after Japan invaded...it's pretty brutal but there is hope and the resilience of the human spirit.. Definitely worth the read!


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