WAR DOGS

Author: George Frangoulis

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312678275

Category:

Page: 57

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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: 6444


*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.

War Dogs

Author: Michael G. Lemish

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1640120297

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 5502


Now in trade paperback, War Dogs provides an eye-opening look at unsung canine heroes from World War I to the present. Terriers, shepherds, beagles, collies, huskies, and Dobermans are only a few of the breeds that have pulled sleds, searched caves and bunkers, and even parachuted into combat. Michael Lemish has collected true stories and rare photographs that reflect the strong bonds that have formed between war dogs and their masters as they worked together in dangerous situations. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will love this salute to these four-legged heroes.

British war dogs

Author: E.H. Richardson

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877709658

Category: History

Page: 288

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Watch Dogs: Their Training & Management (a Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic - Airedale Terrier)

Author: E. Richardson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447487214

Category: Pets

Page: 308

View: 2899


WATCH DOGS: THEIR TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT. By Lieut.-Col. E.H. Richardson. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in 1923, this extremely scarce early work on Guard Dogs is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text and photographs, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was Commandant of the British War Dog School during the Great War and was also responsible for several other books on War Dogs. Although he was familiar with the training and management of many different breeds, he will always be strongly associated with his favoured breed, the Airedale Terrier. The book's three hundred and sixteen pages contain sixteen Detailed chapters and are well illustrated with vintage photographs. The Story of the Watch-Dog. The Necessity for a Watch-Dog. Uses of a Watch-Dog. Purchasing a Dog. Training Dogs. Feeding, Exercising and Grooming. A Dog on its Travels. Breeding Dogs and Rearing Pups. The Dog's Health. Kenneling. Man-Tracking as a Protection. Dogs in the Great War. Dogs for the Police. British v. German Police Dogs. Etc. "The first to welcome, the foremost to defend, Whose honest heart is still his master's own, Who labours, fights, loves, breathes for him alone." Byron. This is a fascinating read for any historian or enthusiast of the Guard and Watch-Dog types, but especially for lovers of the Airedale Terrier. The book also contains much information and advice that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Fort Robinson and the American Century, 1900-1948

Author: Thomas R. Buecker

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136462

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 689


Most fort histories end when the military lowers the flag for the last time and the soldiers march out. In contrast, Fort Robinson—occupied and used for more than fifty years since its abandonment by the U.S. army—has taken on new roles. This book recounts the story of this famous northwestern Nebraska army post as it underwent remarkable transformation in the first half of the twentieth century. In the early 1900s, Fort Robinson hosted the last of the African American buffalo soldiers to serve in Nebraska. In the 1920s and 1930s the fort procured and issued thousands of horses for the U.S. army’s largest remount depot. During World War II, Fort Robinson housed the army’s primary war dog training center and served as a major internment camp for German prisoners of war. After 1948, Fort Robinson became a beef research center and is now the state’s premier park. Fort Robinson and the American Century, 1900-1948, is based on more than twenty years of archival research as well as the personal recollections of the men and women who served at the fort. More than ninety photographs and five maps supplement the narrative.