No Better Friend
One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWIIBook - 2015
The remarkable story of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in an internment camp during WWII. Judy was a fiercely loyal animal who sensed danger and instinctively mistrusted anyone in enemy uniform. Their relationship deepened throughout their imprisonment. The prisoners suffered severe beatings which Judy would interrupt with her barking. The dog became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy was the war's only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story-of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstance-is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown & Company, 2015
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: x, 387 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : map, illustrations ; 25 cm
Call Number: 940.5472 WEI