The first comprehensive history of the military dog, the soldier's best friend. Covering 30 breeds of dogs used in combat from World War I to Desert Storm....
|Title||:||War Dogs: A History Of Loyalty And Heroism|
|Number of Pages||:||284 Pages|
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War Dogs: A History Of Loyalty And Heroism Reviews
A well-written history of a neglected side of ancient and modern warfare, the use of dogs in combat. An understanding of any recent war is incomplete without looking at this part of it.The dogs deserve better from us.
Bought this book at Pearl Harbor- thought it would be more interesting.... did refresh some history though!
I love this book, but the history pisses me off at times. Starting with World war I, it seems every time we demobilize our K-9 corps we promptly forget every lesson learned and start from scratch with the next conflict, often to the detriment of both man and beast. I'm hardly a member of PETA, but the fate of our military dogs in Vietnam is disgusting. After WWII the dogs were returned to their owners (if volunteered) or allowed to be kept by their handlers if desired. If neither of those applied, dog vets could be purchased. The VAST majority adjusted to civilian life just fine. In Vietnam they were regarded as surplus 'equipment' no longer needed. Given to the Republic of Vietnam as we withdrew, our brave dogs became food for ARVN soldiers.
A well written book that gave me insight into how dogs have been used by the U.S. military. An updated edition with information on the use of dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan is needed.