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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

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An instant hit in the UK, this is 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 bailoutsand#8212;ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-manand#8217;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 souland#8212;a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherdand#8212;whom he named Antand#8212;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 otherand#8217;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 masterand#8217;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 and#8220;Animal VC.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, andlt;Iandgt;The Dog Who Could Flyandlt;/Iandgt; is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend.

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"In this heartwarming and well-paced man-and-his-dog story, Lewis (Sergeant Rex) takes readers on a roller-coaster ride with as many ups and downs as a bombing mission. During WWII, Czech airman Robert Bozdech and his canine companion Antis strove to contribute to the war effort, first from France, then Great Britain. Together, the two set out on wartime adventures full of severe injuries, harrowing narrow escapes, and death-defying bravery, testing the limits of the bond between man and beast. After the war, Bozdech and Antis retired to Czechoslovakia, but they were forced to flee as the Soviets targeted RAF airmen. They made their way back to the U.K., where Bozdech rejoined the RAF and eventually became a British citizen. This is a captivating read, from the moment we meet Antis as a forlorn, abandoned pup in a French farmhouse, and on through one deathly peril after another. Lewis has captured the spirit of the era and told the story using Bozdech's manuscript as source material without making it maudlin or sentimental. This is a thoroughly enjoyable story of heroism and true friendship, and for lovers of WWII history and animals it is not to be missed. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Damien Lewis has reported from war and conflict zones and aid and conservation projects for twenty years for the BBC, CNN, and many other news organizations. He is the author of a number of books on elite military operations and coauthor of several acclaimed memoirs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781476739144
Author:
Lewis, Damien
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
true story; world war; dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; from baghdad with love; sergeant rex
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dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; from baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land puppy; true story; world war;
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PETS / Dogs / General
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dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
ory; working dog; service dog; czech; RAF; air force; royal airforce; airforce; france; germany; england; britain; bomber; airman; airmen; spencer quinn; dog on it; until tuesday; scent of the missing; scent; rescue dog; rescue; shelter;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service
Subject:
dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies; soldier dogs; rin tin tin; history; military history; working dog; service dog; czech; RAF; air force; royal airforce; airforce; france; germ
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Subject:
dogs; animals; working dogs; military; canine; baghdad with love; sergeant rex; all about treo; no-man s land; true story; world war; service dogs; german shepherd; pets; war dog; marley and me; marley and me; inside of a dog; being a dog; puppy; puppies;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 bandamp;w photos thru-out
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 mm

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Product details 304 pages Atria Books - English 9781476739144 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this heartwarming and well-paced man-and-his-dog story, Lewis (Sergeant Rex) takes readers on a roller-coaster ride with as many ups and downs as a bombing mission. During WWII, Czech airman Robert Bozdech and his canine companion Antis strove to contribute to the war effort, first from France, then Great Britain. Together, the two set out on wartime adventures full of severe injuries, harrowing narrow escapes, and death-defying bravery, testing the limits of the bond between man and beast. After the war, Bozdech and Antis retired to Czechoslovakia, but they were forced to flee as the Soviets targeted RAF airmen. They made their way back to the U.K., where Bozdech rejoined the RAF and eventually became a British citizen. This is a captivating read, from the moment we meet Antis as a forlorn, abandoned pup in a French farmhouse, and on through one deathly peril after another. Lewis has captured the spirit of the era and told the story using Bozdech's manuscript as source material without making it maudlin or sentimental. This is a thoroughly enjoyable story of heroism and true friendship, and for lovers of WWII history and animals it is not to be missed. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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