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Viewing Entry - Judy (E15466)
by Lewis, Damien

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TitleJudy : The unforgettable story of a dog who went to war and became a true hero
Author / Responsible partyLewis, Damien
GenreWar Stories and History.
TopicsWar Stories and History. Judy (Dog) Dogs -- War use -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British. Prisoners of war -- Great Britain. Prisoners of war -- Japan.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million. Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the 20th century's darkest days, she was cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Judy's unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heart warming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

Additional Information

System control numberE15466
Original Print PublisherLondon : Quercus, c2014.
Narrator NameBen Addis
Participant or performer noteBen Addis
Narrators GenderMale narrator