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Caesar the Anzac Dog - Patricia Stroud

Caesar the Anzac Dog

By: Patricia Stroud, Bruce Potter (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: March 2003
ISBN: 9781869504595
Number Of Pages: 40
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old

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When the New Zealand Rifle Brigade marched down Queen Street to board their transport ship to Egypt and the Western Front, they were led by their official mascot, a bulldog called Caesar, wearing a magnificent studded collar.One of those in the crowd who waved him farewell, and who gave her favourite hair ribbon to Caesar's handler, her uncle Tom, who tied it to his collar, was four-year old Ida, who had played with Caesar and loved him a member of the family. What happened to Caesar is told in this charming and poignant story of a little known aspect of the First World War by Ida's daughter, Patricia Stroud, who grew up with the family tales of Caesar and Uncle Tom's amazing heroismon the Western Front. Trained as a Red Cross Dog, Caesar rescued wounded soldiers from the hell that was No-Man's-Land at the Battle of the Somme. A superb and sensitive true story about the courage and loyalty of a dog and his handler, only one of whom survived.Ages 10+

ISBN: 9781869504595
ISBN-10: 1869504593
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 10 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 40
Published: March 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 18.4  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.15