Jan, a Czech refugee who joined the French Air Force in the war as an air gunner, was shot down over Germany. Whilst sheltering in a farmhouse he found a motherless Alsation pup which he named Antis. Together they succeeded in getting back to the French lines; it was the beginning of a partnership which lasted for thirteen years, and Antis became the first non-British dog to win the Dicken Medal - the animal's V.C.
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When Czech airman Jan Bozdech adopts an abandoned Alsatian puppy in the midst of war in 1940, little does he know that this small act of kindness will change his life. Antis, the Alsatian, becomes a constant companion and source of strength for Jan and his fellow airmen during the remainder of the war and long after Jan returns to his native Czechoslovakia. Never sentimental, this moving and true tale of love and faithfulness is reminiscent of Sheila Burnford's excellent Bel Ria. Dunbobbin handles accents, personalities and emotions with aplomb, always keeping the focus on Jan and Antis's determination to survive by relying on each other's strength. This story crosses age, nationality and gender lines with its universal message. Dog-lovers and non-animal fans alike will be moved to tears. E.E.L. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Chambers, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110245522921
Book Description Chambers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0245522921 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0995883
Book Description Chambers, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0245522921
Book Description Chambers, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0245522921