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Horrie The Wog-Dog : The Original Tail - Ion Idriess

Horrie The Wog-Dog

The Original Tail


Published: 1st July 2017
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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: 1st July 2017
Publisher: ETT Imprint
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.28
Weight (kg): 0.35