Chips the War Dog

Author: Nancy West

Publisher: hero dog publications

ISBN: 9780974365916

Category: Animal heroes

Page: 196

View: 6135


Chips. a husky-shepherd-collie mix is a curious and carefree dog until the news arrives that Japanses warplanes have boobed Pearl Harbor. Suddenly Chip's comfortable life, and the lives of everyone he knows in his peaceful village are changed forever. Follow Chips as he is enlisted in Dogs for Defense and joins the first war dog detachment to be shipped overseas into some for the fiercest fighting of the Second World War. A fictional account based on the true-life adventures of the most highly decorated canine hero from World War II. Chips: The War Dog is a timeless story about the importance of home, friendship, and loyalty during one of the most challenging times in America's history.

Lucca the War Dog

Author: Maria Goodavage

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473550688

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 3957


Lucca K458 is a decorated and highly skilled military working dog who belonged to an elite group trained to work off-leash to sniff out deadly explosives. Her extraordinary skill and bond with dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez resulted in a legendary 400-mission career. During this time, she served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. Lucca the War Dog is the gritty and gripping account of Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and rooftop firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs she served with. But it's also the tale of a bond between Lucca and her handlers and how together they overcame the endless brutalities of war, including her own loss of a limb, and the traumas such violence can inflict. Heartwarming and inspiring, Lucca the War Dog is a compelling portrait of modern warfare.

The Lost War Dog

Author: Megan Rix

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241455561

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8240


The brave, difficult and ultimately hopeful journey across wartime Germany of two best friends and the dog who brought them together. Tilly and Gretchen have been best friends all their lives, and Gretchen adores Tilly's beloved pet dachshund Wuffly like he's her own. But tensions are high in Germany in 1938. Tilly's Jewish family are in danger - and Gretchen's father is a train driver in the employ of the Nazis. Before long, Tilly is sent to England as part of the Kindertransport rescue mission. Heartbroken, she has to leave Wuffly and Gretchen behind. So begins an epic adventure as Gretchen makes the decision to follow her best friend and reunite her with her beloved dog - but when they touch down in England, Wuffly is immediately taken away. How will each of them fare, as German evacuees in England? And will the three friends ever be reunited in safety...?

War Dogs

Author: United States. War Department

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 144

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War Dogs

Author: Rebecca Frankel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137456612

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 7994


*A New York Times Best Seller* Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker. There was the flash of steel, the blur of fur, and the sound of a single shot; the handler watched his dog take a bullet. During the weeks it would take the dog to heal, the handler never left its side. The dog had saved his life. Loyal and courageous, dogs are truly man's best friend on the battlefield. While the soldiers may not always feel comfortable calling the bond they form love, the emotions involved are strong and complicated.In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities-from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the US military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In a post-9/11 world rife with terrorist threats, nothing is more effective than a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers-military and otherwise.

British war dogs

Author: E.H. Richardson

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877709658

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4856


War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love

Author: Rebecca Frankel

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125011229X

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 8086


In this special edition of War Dogs, adapted specifically for a younger audience, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. Her narrative gives us insight into the world of dogs in combat and the touching aspect of the relationship between soldiers and their dogs. Frankel explores the long, rich history of dogs in the US military, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In this YA edition, Rebecca Frankel gives further insight into her work as a journalist and how it led her to explore the world of dogs and their handlers. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers.

Dogs at War

Author: Connie Goldsmith

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

ISBN: 1512439053

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 8959


While in a war zone, a military working dog (MWD) and its handler live together, eat together, play together, sleep together, and risk their lives for each other every day. The dogs work with handlers in every branch of the US military. They guard military bases, sniff out concealed explosives and other weapons, and alert their handlers to hidden enemies. Learn how the military selects these special dogs and trains them for the many tasks they perform while on duty. Meet Rex, Clipper, Maci, Iva, Ikar, and other MWDs who have served the US military in conflicts around the world.

Not Every Dog Has His Day

Author: Jane Duckworth

Publisher: Axiom Creative Enterprises

ISBN: 0646514377

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 334

View: 1011


Provides a balanced view on the many issues relating to the treatment and care of Australian dogs.