Dogs of Courage: When Britain's Pets Went to War 1939-45

 
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From 1939, when people were advised that if they couldn't send their pets to the country in wartime, 'it really is kindest to have them destroyed', to the Dickin Medals awarded at the end of the war, Clare Campbell tells the story of the dogs' war effort, whether conscripted to serve on the battlefields as messengers or mine detectors, or as rescue dogs working in the rubble of bombed buildings, sniffing out survivors on the home front.

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Clare Campbell is an author and journalist. She writes regularly for the Daily Mail and contributes to Marie Claire. She is the author of Out of It (2007) and Tokyo Hostess (2009). Recently she ghosted the national bestseller, Bringing Down the Krays (2012), by Bobby Teale. Her husband and co-author Christy Campbell is the former defence correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph. He is the author of The Maharajah's Box, Fenian Fire, Phylloxera, Band of Brigands and Target London (2012). Together, they are the authors of Bonzo's War: Animals Under Fire 1939-45 (2013).

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Reviews for Bonzo's War: Filled with fascinating detail, this is a heavenly and most touching book. I was deeply moved. Jilly Cooper Bonzo's War...is surely destined to remain the definitive work on this small yet fascinating subject. **** Mail on Sunday Two of my favourite things in the world are dogs and reading about WW2, so this book full of tales of canine derring do on the battlefields and the HomeFront is a no-brainer for me. Sarra Manning, Red magazine There is plenty of fascinating information ... an informative book The Spectator Christy and Clare Campbell, both journalists and authors, have uncovered reams of once-secret documents detailing the fiascos and bravery of the animals. the Sunday Telegraph Dogs of Courage is a fun and heart-warming take on a lesser-seen side to war and demonstrates the courage and intellect of the nation's favourite beasts. the Independent

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