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Horrie The Wog-Dog : Original Tail - Ion Idriess

Horrie The Wog-Dog

Original Tail

Paperback Published: 31st July 2017
ISBN: 9781925416992
Number Of Pages: 222

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'The true story of Horrie the Wog-Dog who was adopted by the Australian Signal Platoon of the M/G Battalion, in spite of all rules against keeping pets, and how Horrie not only won his stripes as a valuable addition to the group but had the further distinction of being smuggled into Australia on their return.

The Wog-Dog was sneaked into Greece, went through the evacuation, carried messages as well as proving a dependable warning against air attacks. He went to Syria and Palestine, never learning to tolerate Arabs - he suffered cold and sickness, he fell in love with Ishmi, he was bombed off his ship and he never once was found during all necessary cover-up travelling.

A story for all dog lovers, in spite of heavy Australian slang and style, of a dinkum Aussie who was kept, protected and loved by dinkum Aussies. Sentimentality over canines seldom misses fire.'

Kirkus Review (USA)


An Australian war story of local interest


An excellent gift for those interested in the true stories of our country. I live in the area in NE Victoria where this dog lived out his life. A replica of ' Horrie' has been placed in the local memorial gardens.

NE Vic Aus



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ISBN: 9781925416992
ISBN-10: 1925416992
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 31st July 2017
Publisher: ETT Imprint
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35