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War Dog The No-Man's Land Puppy Who Took to the Skies by Damien Lewis
  

War Dog The No-Man's Land Puppy Who Took to the Skies

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In 1939, a puppy, later named Ant, was found behind enemy lines by airman Robert Bozdech who rescued the tiny puppy and Ant went with him as he tried to escape back to Allied territory. Robert Bozdech went on to fly for the RAF as did Ant, by now the Squadron Mascot, he was later retired from active duty due to injury but he continued to wait for Robert’s plane to return. An incredible story of the bond between man and dog.

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War Dog The No-Man's Land Puppy Who Took to the Skies by Damien Lewis

In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together, one that would bind them for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort - a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country that he would call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German Shepherd after being shot down during a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, he hid the dog inside his flying jacket as he made his escape. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they fled France and flew together with Bomber Command; the puppy - which Robert named Ant - becoming the Squadron mascot along the way. Wounded repeatedly in action, shot, facing crash-landings and parachute bailouts, Ant was eventually grounded due to injury. Even then he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become very British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC'. Thrilling and deeply moving, their story will touch the heart of anyone who understands the bond that exists between one man and his dog.

About the Author

Damien Lewis

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.

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Publication date

30th November 1999

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Damien Lewis

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Hardback

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ISBN

9780751552751

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