War Animals

I'm happy to announce that a national War Animals Museum is at last in the works. Plans call for the museum to feature animal heroes who, despite having had no say-so over their service, bravely and tirelessly assisted America's Armed ...

War Animals

War Animals

"This book will delight both animal lovers and military buffs!" — Elizabeth Letts, bestselling author of The Eighty Dollar Champion Millions rallied to the cause of freedom against Nazism and the menace of Imperial Japan. But did you know that some of those heroes had fur, or feathers? War animals guarded American coasts against submarine attack, dug out Londoners trapped in bomb wreckage, and carried vital messages under heavy fire on Pacific islands. They kept up morale, rushed machine gun nests, and even sacrificed themselves picking up live grenades. Now Robin Hutton, the bestselling author of Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse, tells the heart-warming stories of the dogs, horses, mules, pigeons—and even one cat—who did their bit for the war effort. American and British families volunteered beloved family pets and farm dogs to aid in the war effort; Americans, including President Roosevelt, bought honorary commissions in the reserves for lapdogs and other pets not suitable for military duties to “exempt” them from war service and raise money to defeat Hitler and Tojo. Many of these gallant animals are recipients of the prestigious PDSA Dickin Medal, the “Animals’ Victoria Cross.” In War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II you’ll meet: -Judy, the POW dog who helped her beloved human survive brutal Japanese prison camps -Cher Ami, the pigeon who nearly died delivering a message that saved American troops from death by friendly fire -Beauty, the “digging dog” who sniffed out Londoners buried in the wreckage of the Blitz—along with pets, including one goldfish still in its bowl! -Olga, the horse who braved shattering glass to do her duty in London bombings -Smoky, the Yorkshire terrier who did parachute jumps, laid communications wire through a pipe so small only she could navigate it, became the first therapy dog—and starred on a weekly TV show after the War -Simon, the war cat whose campaign against the “Mao Tse Tung” of the rat world saved food supplies and his ship’s crew -Chips, who guarded Roosevelt and Churchill during the Casablanca Conference, and the only dog to earn a Silver Star for his heroics The shining loyalty and courage of these heroes is a testimony to the enduring bond between us and the animals we love.

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War Animals
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Robin Hutton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-18 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"This book will delight both animal lovers and military buffs!" — Elizabeth Letts, bestselling author of The Eighty Dollar Champion Millions rallied to the cause of freedom against Nazism and the menace of Imperial Japan. But did you know that some of those heroes had fur, or feathers? War animals
The War Animals
Language: en
Pages: 255
Authors: Robert E. Lubow
Categories: Animals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1977 - Publisher: Doubleday Books

Looks at the laboratory training and wartime use of such animals as dolphins, pigeons, dogs, monkeys, and bees in reconnaissance, missile guidance, mine detection, and communications.
Animals and War
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Ryan Hediger
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-01 - Publisher: BRILL

Animals and War is the first collection of essays to study its topic. Using sociology, history, anthropology, and cultural studies, it analyzes a wide range of phenomena and exposes the often paradoxical contours of human-animal relationships.
Animals and War
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Anthony J. Nocella II, Colin Salter, Judy K. C. Bentley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-19 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex is the first book to examine how nonhuman animals are used for war by military forces. Each chapter delves deeply into modes of nonhuman animal exploitation: as weapons, test subjects, and transportation, and as casualties of war leading to homelessness, starvation, and
Animals Go to War
Language: en
Pages: 136
Authors: Connie Goldsmith
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-01 - Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs search for explosive devices and other weapons and are trained to take down enemy combatants. In earlier centuries, military fighters rode