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Author Weintraub, Robert, author.

Title No better friend [text (large print)] : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in WWII / Robert Weintraub.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Fiction    LT 940.547 WEI    Available
Edition Large print edition.
Description 691 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print rda
Series Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 669-687).
Summary Flight technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, met in the most unlikely of places: a World War II internment camp in the Pacific. Judy was a fiercely loyal dog, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would repeatedly risk her life to intervene. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon not only for Frank but for all the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy's devotion to those she was interned with was matched by their love for her, which helped keep the men and their dog alive despite the ever-present threat of death by disease or the rifles of the guards. At one point, deep in despair and starvation, Frank contemplated killing himself and the dog to prevent either from watching the other die. But both were rescued, and Judy spent the rest of her life with Frank. She became the war's only official canine POW, and after she died at age fourteen, Frank couldn't bring himself to ever have another dog. Their story -- of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstances -- is one of the great undiscovered sagas of World War II.
Subject Judy (Dog)
Williams, Frank, 1919-2003.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Mascots.
Dogs -- War use.
Pointer (Dog breed) -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain.
Prisoners of war -- Pacific Area.
Sailors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Human-animal relationships.
Genre/Form Large type books.
Added Title No better friend : one man, one dog, and their extraordinary story of courage and survival in World War Two
ISBN 9781410482693 (large print : hardcover)
1410482693 (large print : hardcover)

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