Animal Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courageous Animals

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9780099574347: Animal Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courageous Animals

The PDSA Dickin Medal—regarded as the animals’ Victoria Cross—has been awarded to just 64 animals, from the Blitz to present day, for their courage in times of crisis. Among these incredible true-life stories you will meet G.I. Joe the plucky pigeon, who rescued over 100 lives by flying twenty miles in twenty minutes to deliver a message in World War II; Theo the steadfast springer spaniel, who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan; Rip the trusty mongrel, who saved many victims of the Blitz air-raids; and Olga the courageous police horse, who bolted from the path of a flying bomb in World War II, only to return to the scene and remain on duty. These heartwarming tales of gallantry and devotion will stay with you long after you turn the pages.

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David Long has been a writer and journalist for more than 25 years. He has appeared regularly on television and radio and written for the London Evening Standard, Sunday Times, and Times, and a huge diversity of magazines around the world. He has written nine previous books.

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"Heart-warming tales of bravery" * Daily Express *

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