The dog who could fly: the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

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"An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul--a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd--whom he named Ant--after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC.' With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend"--
"A history of the first military working dog in the Royal Air Force"--
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9781476739144
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subject_facet Airmen -- Czechoslovakia -- Biography
Airmen -- Great Britain -- Biography
Antis (Dog)
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Bozděch, Václav R. -- (Václav Robert)
Czechs -- Great Britain -- Biography
German shepherd dog -- War use -- History -- 20th Century
German shepherd dog -- War use -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force. -- Squadron, No. 311
HISTORY / Military / World War II
Human-animal relationships -- History -- 20th Century
Human-animal relationships -- History -- 20th century
PETS / Dogs / General
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British
title_display The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side
title_full The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side / Damien Lewis
The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side [electronic resource] / Damien Lewis
title_short The dog who could fly :
title_sub the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side
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Airmen
Antis (Dog)
Bozděch, Václav R
Czechs
German shepherd dog
History
Human-animal relationships
War use
World War, 1939-1945