The PDSA Dickin Medal (the animals' Victoria Cross) has been awarded to just 64 animals for their courage in times of crisis: There's Rip the trusty mongrel, who sniffed out survivors of the Blitz air-raids. G.I. Joe the pigeon, who flew 20 miles in 20 minutes to deliver a life-saving message in WWII. Simon the ship's cat, who caught rats and kept up crew morale, even when under fire. And there's Theo, a spaniel who served as a bomb-detection dog in Afghanistan... In this book, the true tales of heart-rending devotion and duty of every Dickin Medal recipient are told.
Animal Heroes by David Long, narrated by n/a
(01 Nov 2014)