The Resource No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII, Robert Weintraub

No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII, Robert Weintraub

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No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII
Title
No better friend
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one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII
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Robert Weintraub
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Language
eng
Summary
Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would repeatedly risk her life to intervene. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon not only for Frank but for all the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy's devotion to those she was interned with was matched by their love for her, which helped keep the men and their dog alive despite the ever-present threat of death by disease or the rifles of the guards. At one point, deep in despair and starvation, Frank contemplated killing himself and the dog to prevent either from watching the other die. But both were rescued, and Judy spent the rest of her life with Frank. She became the war's only official canine POW, and after she died at age fourteen, Frank couldn't bring himself to ever have another dog. Their story, of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances, is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II
Summary
Tells the incredible true story of Frank Williams, a radarman in Britain's Royal Air Force, and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met as prisoners of war during World War II. Judy, who became the war's only official canine POW, was a fiercely loyal dog who sensed danger-warning her fellow prisoners of imminent attacks and, later, protecting them from brutal beatings. Frank and Judy's friendship, an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances, is one of the great recently uncovered stories of World WarII
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contains biographical information
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10515812
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Weintraub, Robert
Dewey number
940.54/7252092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 9
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bibliography
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  • Judy
  • Great Britain
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Sailors
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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a man, a dog, and their incredible true story of friendship and survival in World War II
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No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII, Robert Weintraub
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
000054987856
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482693
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII, Robert Weintraub
Publication
Copyright
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
000054987856
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410482693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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