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The Resource The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side, Damien Lewis

The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side, Damien Lewis

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The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side
Title
The dog who could fly
Title remainder
the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side
Statement of responsibility
Damien Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul--a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd--whom he named Ant--after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC'"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/49410929
Index
no index present
LC call number
D786
LC item number
.L486 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side, Damien Lewis
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: War dog. London : Sphere, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879034023
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781476739144
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014015567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879034023
Label
The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side, Damien Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as: War dog. London : Sphere, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn879034023
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781476739144
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014015567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879034023

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