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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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4.0

I sought this book as I had an interest in dogs involvement

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

    The whole process from ordering to delivery was seamless. Book arrive in excellent packaging and I am
    enjoying the content.

     
    5.0

    Best Hero dog story!

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    from SA

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

      A extremely well written account
      Inspiring
      Engaging
      I was able to walk many miles with Caesar and Peter Haran, at times following Caesar through the jungles to find land mines and Vietcong!
      I fell in love with this exceptional dog
      A true Australian hero!
      A must read for everyone.

       
      5.0

      Best book I have ever read

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      from West Wyalong

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        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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        • Easy To Understand
        • I Can Relate Being A Vet

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          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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              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: 212
              Published: October 2007
              Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 1.6 x 20.8  x 13.7
              Weight (kg): 0.29