The Animal Victoria Cross

The Dickin Medal

Peter Hawthrone

 
Date Published :
August 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
8 pp b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526756664
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Sixty-three animals have won the Dickin 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 honored, dogs, horses, pigeons and one cat. Simon, the feline, is credited with saving an entire ship’s 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. Animal lovers everywhere will treasure this delightful book. It is ideal to ‘dip’ into or read from cover to cover.

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

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