The Animal Victoria Cross
The Dickin Medal - 80th Annivesary Revised Edition
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
192 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in, 16 mono illustrations
- August 2023
- In Stock
Four types of animal have been honored, dogs, horses, pigeons and one cat. Simon, the feline, is credited with saving an entire ship's crew. Canine breeds include Alsatians, Terriers, Collies and Spaniels. The majority of awards were related to war service and the conflicts include the Second World War, Korea, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. The Al-Qaeda attack on the Twin Towers as well as the Blitz saw great courage exhibited by animals such as Rip, the dog who saved many lives.
In addition to British animals, there are American, Canadian, Australian and Egyptian winners of this unique award.
This delightful book will be treasured by animal lovers everywhere. It is ideal to 'dip' into or read from cover to cover.