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Judy : A Dog in a Million : The Heartwarming Story of WWII's Only Animal Prisoner of War - Damien Lewis

Judy : A Dog in a Million

The Heartwarming Story of WWII's Only Animal Prisoner of War


Published: 1st June 2014
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Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million. Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the 20th century's darkest days, she was cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her.

Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Judy's unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

About the Author

Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from war, disaster and conflict zones around the world. He has written a dozen non-fiction and fiction books, topping bestseller lists worldwide, and is published in some thirty languages. Two of his books are being made into feature films.


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Amazing, incredible dog!


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    What an amazing story about a truly remarkable, courageous dog. Many war books tell about dogs who have warned of approaching bombers, thus saving many lives. Judy did that and a whole lot more. A wonderful story, well researched.

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    The dog of war whose sixth sense saved hundreds of British lives Mail on Sunday One of the most famous animals of the Second World War Daily Express The extraordinary story of the only animal POW held during the Second World War Sunday Times

    ISBN: 9781848665422
    ISBN-10: 1848665423
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: 1st June 2014
    Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 0.51
    Edition Number: 1