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Judy

The Unforgettable Story of the Dog Who Went to War and Became a True Hero
Narrated by: Ben Addis
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
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After being bombed and shipwrecked repeatedly while serving for several wild and war-torn years as a mascot of the World War II Royal Navy Yangtze river gunboats the Gnat and the Grasshopper, Judy ended up in Japanese prisoner of war camps in North Sumatra. Along with locals as slave labor, the American, Australian, and British POWs were forced to build a 1,200-mile single-track railroad through the most horrifying jungles and treacherous mountain passes. Like the one immortalized in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai, this was the other death-railroad building project where POWs slaved under subhuman conditions.

In the midst of this living hell was a beautiful and regal-looking liver and white English pointer named Judy. Whether she was scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men, she was cherished and adored by the Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. From the author of The Dog Who Could Fly and the coauthor of Sergeant Rex and It's All About Treo comes one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever hear.

©2015 Damien Lewis (P)2017 Tantor

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"Marrying a thrilling real-life plot with evocative writing...[this will be] appreciated by dog lovers, military history enthusiasts, and those who enjoy a solid adventure/survival story." ( Library Journal)

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A triumphant story about the men women and dogs who fought and persevered through unimaginable circumstances. A fabulous story that I am glad was discovered and shared so those people and a wonderful dog will not be forgotten.

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Very good book

The truth need to be told and at end I cry wine she pass away felt bad people were treated so mess up

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And God made a Dog... our best friends

I have read many WW2 books including POW books. My great uncle was a Japanese prisoner and could not talk about it. He suffered from so much pain all his short remaining years. This story of Judy is of an amazing dog, but also the brave men who she loved and who loved her. If you are not convinced of the humanity of animals prior to reading this book you will be after.