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The Animal Victoria Cross Hawthorne, Peter

The Animal Victoria Cross By Hawthorne, Peter

The Animal Victoria Cross by Hawthorne, Peter


$20.99
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Summary

Covers all 63 winners of this most coveted award for animal bravery.

The Animal Victoria Cross Summary

The Animal Victoria Cross: The Dickin Medal by Hawthorne, Peter

Sixty-three animals have won the Dicken Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. Their inspiring stories are told, for the first time in one book, The Animal Victoria Cross. Four types of animal have been honoured, dogs, horses, pigeons and one cat. Simon, the feline, is credited with saving an entire ships crew. Canine breeds include Alsatians, Terriers, Collies and Spaniels. The majority of awards were related to war service and the conflicts include the Second World War, Korea, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. The Al-Qaeda attack on the Twin Towers as well as the Blitz saw great courage exhibited by animals such as Rip, the dog who saved many lives. In addition to British animals, there are American, Canadian, Australian and Egyptian winners of this unique award. This delightful book will be treasured by animal lovers everywhere. It is ideal to dip into or read from cover to cover.

About Hawthorne, Peter

Peter Hawthorne is Head of History and Lecturer in Law at Stafford College. He lives near Telford, Shropshire

Additional information

GOR010135174
9781526756664
1526756668
The Animal Victoria Cross: The Dickin Medal by Hawthorne, Peter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2019-04-25
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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