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Horrie the War Dog: The Story of Australia's Most Famous Dog | [Roland Perry]

Horrie the War Dog: The Story of Australia's Most Famous Dog

In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent.
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In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of the second world war, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Much more than a mascot, Horrie's exceptional hearing picked up the whine of enemy aircraft two minutes before his human counterparts and repeatedly saved the lives of the thousand-strong contingent.

When the war was finished and Horrie smuggled back home, quarantine officers pounced and demanded that the dog be put down, prompting a huge public outcry. Was Horrie, the gunner's hero, condemned to die or could Moody devise a scheme to save him. In the finest ANZAC tradition, Horrie the War Dog is a story of intrigue and illusion, and of sacrifice, courage and loyalty.

©2013 Copyright © Roland Perry 2013. (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Perry's work must be rated the first great read about the victories of the Australian cavalry in Arabia.' - Paul Ham, The Australian (for The Australian Light Horse)

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    Tracey craigmore, Australia 10-17-14
    Tracey craigmore, Australia 10-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "horrie hero"
    What made the experience of listening to Horrie the War Dog the most enjoyable?

    the mateship and the banding together of the men in conflict


    What other book might you compare Horrie the War Dog to and why?

    bill the bastard another good story of friends and animals in the war


    Which scene was your favorite?

    yes he has done his research well


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    nothing david tredinnick is a very good storyteller and make it interresting to listen too


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    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 02-24-14
    Erik Sooke, British Columbia, Canada 02-24-14 Member Since 2011
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    "More than a story about a dog"

    This was a rock solid book about company of Aussies and their faithful companion. While the story about the dog is key, the book could also stand on it's own as a story about the lives of the ordinary Commonwealth soldier during WWII.

    Anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of the history concerning ordinary soldiers during this historic period should consider this work. Of course, if you're after a good dog story it has that too.

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