Jet the Rescue Dog

and other extraordinary stories of animals in wartime

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Jet the rescue dog was awarded the Dickin Medal on January 12, 1945 for saving the lives of over 50 people trapped in bombed buildings.

Here are stories of other dogs who have proved to be man's best friend through search and rescue, sniffing for bombs or by the important task of raising morale.

But it hasn't just been dogs who have gone to war. A bear was trained to carry bombs, a cat caught rats aboard a stricken ship and countless birds carried important messages home to waiting officials.

Many of these 33 stories have happy endings, the animals returning home to well-earned rest; but, be warned, some animals lost their lives through their dedication to humankind.

More books like this

A Different Dog

Author: Paul Jennings

A boy taking part in a running competition stops to help a van which has crashed - but the only survivor is a dog. This emotional novella follows his quest to get his new friend to safety and is perfect for reluctant or struggling readers.

Read more about A Different Dog

Animal Tales

Author: Dick King-Smith

An anthology of five charming and humorous animal stories from much-loved author Dick King-Smith, accompanied with characterful drawings from a variety of illustrators.

Read more about Animal Tales

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...