Alice's Reviews > Soldiers and Sled Dogs: A History of Military Dog Mushing

Soldiers and Sled Dogs by Charles L. Dean
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Mar 26, 09

bookshelves: animals, war, huskies
Read in March, 2009

How could I not love a book with this title? I had no idea that sled dogs were used by the military at all, let alone in both World Wars. The dogs hauled freight and evacuated the wounded. They were used in search and rescue operations, retrieving the crews of downed aircraft and, piece by laborious piece, the aircraft themselves.

Favourite chapter: the one about landing dogs by parachute, entitled 'Grrr-onimo!'.
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