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The diggers' menagerie / Barry Stone
Bib ID 5756721
Format BookBook
Author
Stone, Barry
 
Description Sydney : HarperCollins, 2012 
264 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780733330094
0733330096
Summary

From the Boer War to the conflict in Vietnam, from the Somme to Afghanistan, from beasts of burden and bomb detectors to providers of companionship and light relief for the men and women in war, animals have played a vital role in Australian military campaigns. Dogs, cats, pigeons, camels and horses among others, all took part. Here Barry Stone documents, through letters, journals, photographs and first-hand accounts, the stories of the myriad creatures who went off to various wars with Australian soldiers -- adding a poignant layer to our military history. Highlighting individual stories, he follows not just their wartime adventures, but in some cases what happened to animals after the wars had ended, who survived and how.

Notes

"ABC Books" logo at foot of t.p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-264)

Subjects Animals -- War use.  |  Working animals.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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