by Damien Lewis
Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million. Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the 20th century's darkest days, she was cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Judy's unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read.
The popular axiom about a dog being man’s best friend would be a massive understatement in the case of Judy, a gorgeous liver and white English pointer who bore the distinction of being the Second World War’s only animal prisoner of war. Judy’s uplifting story is one that defies belief. She was the post-war recipient of a Dickin medal (the animal VC), awarded ‘for magnificent courage and endurance in Japanese prisoner camps which helped to maintain morale, and for saving many lives through her intelligence and watchfulness.
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||5th June 2014|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography,|
Damien Lewis has written a dozen non-fiction books and thrillers, topping bestseller lists worldwide. His books include the Special Forces classics Operation Certain Death, Bloody Heroes and Cobra Gold, plus the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller Zero Six Bravo. He has raised tens of thousands of pounds for services-related charities, and several of his books are being produced as feature films.More About Damien Lewis