Animals, especially dogs, have served in all the wars of men since time immemorial. During World War II, most combatant nations employed dogs on the battlefield in a number of ways including searching for injured men or downed airmen; detecting mines; carrying messages between units or dragging communications wires, particularly in difficult terrain; transporting supplies; and sentry duty.
This illustrated book is an overview of how dogs were trained and used in WWII by different countries, including the stories of some of the individual animals that served. It also summarizes the various programs established to take care of the animals and send them home after the war.
War Dog Jobs
Britain and the Commonwealth
After the War
“We are told that a dog is man’s best friend and this book goes far to proving it. It is ... a good introduction written by someone with a love of the subject.” ~ARRSE
“A new book from the Casemate Illustrated series, but covering a very different subject. Lots of photos to support the text, this is an easy read, and Casemate are to applauded for publishing such an unusual facet of warfare.” ~Tankette