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Judy by Damien Lewis

posted Oct 6, 2015, 11:12 AM by lf lf

Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal prisoner of war in the Second World War, truly was a dog in a million. 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 prisoner of war.

 

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.  

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