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Trackers : The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War :  The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War - Peter Haran

Trackers : The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War

The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War

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Published: October 2007
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This gritty and moving book reveals the Australian Army's little-known use of combat tracker dogs during the Vietnam War.

A war veteran tells his story with vivid and compelling immediacy, blending the hunting of the elusive Viet Cong with his tender relationship with his larrikin labrador/kelpie cross, Caesar.

A graphic portrayal of the timeless reality of war - the horror, the madness, the tedium, the dark humor - author Peter Haran hurls readers into a surreal world of seething jungles, lethal "friendly fire", and random minefields. Amid the mayhem, the author finds vital refuge in Caesar's playful innocence.

About the Author

Peter Haran, Vietnam vet and bestselling author (Trackers), presents this compelling book that shows what it was like for Australians fighting in Vietnam - and how the suffering continued long after they'd returned home. Peter served as a dog handler with the Tracking Team 2 Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) during their first tour of duty in 1967-1968.

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5.0

Best book I have ever read

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from West Wyalong

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Older Readers

    Comments about Trackers : The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War:

    I have read it and so far have given it to 4 others to read - all enjoyed it

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    5.0

    Wonderful book.

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    from Strathmerton Vic

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • I Can Relate Being A Vet

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Trackers : The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War:

      I can relate being a Vet and a Lab owner. Well written. Well done.

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      Inaccurate

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          You set a benchmark and far superior to your competitors.

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          ISBN: 9781864366051
          ISBN-10: 1864366052
          Series: 000447228
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 240
          Published: October 2007
          Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.8  x 1.7
          Weight (kg): 0.29