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Bonzo's War: Animals Under Fire 1939-1945 Clare Campbell

Bonzo's War: Animals Under Fire 1939-1945 - Clare Campbell

London: Corsair, 2013, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.

Includes: Black & white photographs; List of abbreviations; List of sources;

From the cover: “What was it like to be a dog or cat when the world was at war? When food was rationed and cities were bombed? Pets on the whole, do not write their memoirs. To find out, Clare Campbell had to search for accounts of those who entwined their lives with animals.

She found stories — inspiring and harrowing — of animals under fire, of evacuated and homeless pets, of brave animals who provided comfort to humans while the bombs fell. Of pets accidentally entangled in war, like the Dunkirk pets and the camp followers who switched sides to stay alive, and the 6,000 dogs recruited by the British Army, loaned by their families; many never to return. Meanwhile with food in short supply, government officials launched a ruthless campaign against pets…

Thoroughly researched, and deeply moving, Bonzo’s War gives a fascinating account and platform for the forgotten voices as yet unheard, caught up in a human conflict far beyond any animal understanding.”


Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Red titling to the Spine. (xxvii) 372 pages.
£12.50
Bonzo's War: Animals Under Fire 1939-1945 Clare Campbell