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Caesar: The True Story of a Canine ANZAC Hero

Caesar: The True Story of a Canine ANZAC Hero

A true account of Caesar the bulldog, the mascot of the 4th Battalion (A Company) New Zealand Rifle Brigade, who served in World War One and died in action.

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ISBN 9781869507275
Published 1 April 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Other
Author(s) By Stroud, Patricia

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ISBN-13 9781869507275
ISBN-10 1869507274
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 1 April 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Other
Author(s) By Stroud, Patricia
Category History
Warfare, Defence & Peace Studies
Anzac Day Books
Leaders and Heroes
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 390g
Dewey Code 940.4144
Catalogue Code 49228

Description of this Book

A superb true story about the courage and loyalty of a dog and his handler in wartime. When the New Zealand Rifle Brigade marched down Queen Street to board their transport ship to the Western Front, they were led by their mascot, a bulldog named Caesar. One of those waving him farewell was four-year-old Ida, whose favourite ribbon had been tied to Caesar's collar by his handler, her Uncle Tom. Trained as a Red Cross dog, Caesar rescued wounded soldiers from the hell of no-man's-land. Uncle Tom wrote home about their adventures to Ida, who eventually passed the stories on to her children and grandchildren. Patricia Stroud, Ida's daughter, tells the poignant story of an unsung Kiwi hero, and a little-known aspect of the First World War. First published for younger readers, Caesar's story has been expanded to include Gallipoli and the Western Desert. With personal anecdotes and accounts, Caesar's story can now be seen in the wider context of New Zealand's contribution to the First World War.

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Author's Bio

Patricia Stroud is a mother and grandmother, who has researched the facts behind a much-loved family story to record a little-known aspect of our military history. As a volunteer, she spends many hours interviewing war veterans and recording their stories for the oral history archives of her local museum. Patricia and her mother Ida both live in Auckland.

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