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The Diggers' Menagerie: Mates, Mascots and Marvels - True Stories of Animals Who Went to War
Bib ID 7577203
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Stone, Barry, 1960-, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at the National Library of Australia 
Description Sydney, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2012 
Sydney, New South Wales : HarperCollins Publishers, 2012 
1 online resource (272 pages) 
ISBN 9780730496953 (EPUB : :)
Summary

The fascinating stories of Australian and New Zealand soldiers and the animals that have accompanied them, from the Boer War through to the conflict in Afghanistan. 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

Imprint: ABC Books.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Warfare & defence.  |  Political Science - General.  |  Animals -- War use.  |  Pigeons -- War use.  |  Working animals.  |  Animals -- War use.  |  Working animals.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  Electronic books
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