Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Book - 2013
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Sheila Keenan's captivating stories and Nathan Fox's stunning art bring the heroic military dogs to life

Some war heroes heard wind whistling over a hidden trip wire.

Some war heroes sniffed out a sniper 1,000 yards away.

Some war heroes stood tall...on four legs!

Dogs of War tells the stories of the canine military heroes of World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War and of the bonds between soldier and dog. These three fictional stories are inspired by historic battles and real military practices, and are heroic adventures, rendered with fascinating detail, about the faithful dogs who braved bombs, barrages, and battles to save the lives of countless soldiers.

Based on the real-life roles of military dogs that worked as Red Cross workers, messengers, scouts, search-and-rescue teams, sentries, and mascots, Dogs of War captures the devastation brought on by war and the celebrations of life and friendship between boys and their dogs.

Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, c2013
ISBN: 9780545128872
Branch Call Number: J COMIC DOG
Characteristics: 194 p. :,col. ill., col. map ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Major, Guy
Renzi, Rico
Fox, Nathan


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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

Adapted from true stories of military canines, this book tells three stories of four legged heroes. Good for dog lovers and that one kid who always comes in asking for war books.

A fascinating and unique set of three stories around army dogs. Well worth a read.

mvkramer Aug 07, 2014

My favorite of the three stories was the last, which seemed to have the most heart to it. I really felt for the veteran, Langdon, who had to leave his dog Sheba behind at the end of his tour of duty because she was "Army equipment" -- leaving him alone with his ghosts. In the other two stories, the dogs had more personality than their owners.


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mvkramer Aug 07, 2014

Three short vignettes tell the story of three different war dogs and their masters. In World War One, Boots is a "mercy dog," helping to find wounded soldiers in the horror of the no man's land between the trenches. In World War Two, Loki is a disobedient sled dog at an Allied outpost in Greenland. After the Vietnam War, a returned veteran is haunted by memories of his unit, and his dog Sheba - a scout dog trained to alert soldiers to booby traps and ambushes.

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