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Horrie the War Dog by Roland Perry

Horrie the War Dog by Roland Perry

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Published by Allen & Unwin
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He was a little stray pup the boys of First Australian Machine Gun Battalion saved from harsh Libyan Desert. He became their much-loved mascot and saviour. But what happened to Horrie on his return to Australia? An extraordinarily moving and fascinating story of bravery, mateship and the lengths people will go to to save a friend.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roland Perry is one of Australia's best known authors. He has written 28 books, many of them going on to become bestsellers, including Bill the Bastard, Bradman's Invincibles, The Changi Brownlow, The Australian Light Horse and Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
He was a little stray pup the boys of First Australian Machine Gun Battalion saved from harsh Libyan Desert. He became their much-loved mascot and saviour. But what happened to Horrie on his return to Australia? An extraordinarily moving and fascinating story of bravery, mateship and the lengths people will go to to save a friend.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roland Perry is one of Australia's best known authors. He has written 28 books, many of them going on to become bestsellers, including Bill the Bastard, Bradman's Invincibles, The Changi Brownlow, The Australian Light Horse and Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War.

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Published by: Allen & Unwin on Oct 30, 2013
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HOR
RIE
the war dog 
The story of Australia’s most famous dog 
ROLAND PERRY 
 
First published in 2013Copyright © Roland Perry 2013 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted inany form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without priorpermission in writing from the publisher. The Australian
Copyright Act 1968 
 (the Act) allows a maximum of one chapter or 10 per cent of this book, whicheveris the greater, to be photocopied by any educational institution for its educationalpurposes provided that the educational institution (or body that administers it) hasgiven a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act. Allen & UnwinSydney, Melbourne, Auckland, London83 Alexander StreetCrows Nest NSW 2065 AustraliaPhone: (61 2) 8425 0100Email:info@allenandunwin.com Web: www.allenandunwin.comCataloguing-in-Publication details are availablefrom the National Library of Australia www.trove.nla.gov.auISBN 978 1 74331 799 0Internal design by Midland Typesetters, AustraliaSet in 12/16 pt Adobe Caslon by Midland Typesetters, AustraliaPrinted and bound in Australia by Griffin Press10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
C011217
The paper in this book is FSC
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promotes environmentally responsible,socially beneficial and economically viablemanagement of the world’s forests.
 
CONTENTS
 1
 2
3
 The Rebels and Their Dog 19
4
Bardia ‘Celebration’ 31
5
Revenge 46
6
 The Rebels Move Out 56
7
Piraeus to Pay 75
8
 The Practice Ride 84
9
Dog of War 93
10
Rebels in Retreat 105
11
Firebug 122
12
Rogue Anzacs 128
13
Night Riders 141
14
Costa Rica 
Calamity 151
15
 A Cretan Affair 161
16
Evacuation 173
17
Number One Warrior 194
18
Love—Doggie-style 212
19
Syrian Odyssey 228
20
Enter Japan 238
21
 Journey to the Desert’s Edge 252
22
 The Fast Trip Home 259

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