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Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the th century s darkest days, 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 POW 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 heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read

15 thoughts on “Judy: A Dog in a Million (Audio Download): Damien Lewis, Ben Addis, Quercus: Audible Audiobooks

  1. Mrs. M. E. Perrott Mrs. M. E. Perrott says:

    I read this book hot on the heels of Arthur, the dog who crossed the jungle to find a home , an excellent page turner about a remarkable dog in itself, but Judy is in a class of her own Her story starts as a puppy in Shanghai in 1936 when she was taken on by a British gunboat crew as their mascot, and effectively ends with her liberation in 1945 she was an official Prisoner of War along with her human companions, from the brutality of a Japanese POW Camp, and their return to Britain whereupon she was awarded the Dickin Medal the Animal VC Quite how they survived their regular brushes with death, when so many of their fellow prisoners didn t, beggars belief Their human canine teamwork demonstrated just what a high level of mutual understanding our two species can have.

  2. Tcb Tcb says:

    As an owner of two English Pointers I had often heard about Judy, the only POW dog in the Second World War and her exploits so thought I d give the book a go.What a great read The suffering that the POW s went through at the hands of the Japanese was unbelievable and to think that an English Pointer went through the hell with them, rescued, saved and warned them of potential danger is incredible.They are a wonderful breed of dog and I can quite believe Judy s exploits The love and affection they show to their Human companions is really quite something.I can thoroughly recommend this wonderful book.

  3. Mrs. A. P. Kelly Mrs. A. P. Kelly says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book It shows just how intelligent dogs are and the capacity of love and loyalty they can give.This book also shows the absolute horror of the Japanese POW camps The utter degradation of the lives of the inmates, the cruelty, and the treatment they endured They weren t treated as humans at all It was made about tolerable by the prescence of Judy that raised the morale of those inmates when she was able to snatch fruit etc from the graves of the Japanese that was the help provide a bit of nourishment, also small wild animals.I don t want to spoil it by giving any away, but I did enjoy this book very much and was disappointed when it had to end.

  4. Customer Customer says:

    Bought this for a friend for christmas and she has said she cannot put it down It is one of the most amazing books she has read and the fact that it is a true story makes it all the compelling If you love dogs this book is a must to learn just how devoted these animals are to the humans that care for them and what they will go through to protect them This dog selflessly put itself in constant danger to protect and help it s human friends I can t wait to read it after her.

  5. Marjorie Palmer Marjorie Palmer says:

    What an amazing story about an amazing dog and of course amazing oeople I do so enjoyed this true story and would give it 100 stars of it were possible Ordinary people like me get great comfort from their animal, but this dog trumped them all.

  6. Morgy Morgy says:

    I knew nothing about animals during the wars.good read I learned loads Amazing story.but a sad one all those pows who died.

  7. Kris Kris says:

    This book is really well written and well researched, highlighting the struggles faced by servicemen but at the same time, captures the special bond between man and dog.Judy is an excellent book and I recommend everyone read this book

  8. blucey blucey says:

    I read many dog autobiographies and this is a great read She was truly an incredible dog It is easy to attribute human emotions to dogs but Judy had such an incredible affinity with the tortured humans around her that she is definitely a dog in a million I will be keeping this book to re read in the future.

  9. jane whitaker jane whitaker says:

    This is a well written gripping story that will appeal to history buffs and dog lovers alike A quite remarkable true tale highlighting the strong bond between man and dog, surviving against all odds Hard book to put down

  10. jan carrick jan carrick says:

    One of the most amazing stories I have ever read I had never heard of the war with China Japan Korea in the mid 1930 s and the railway those poor men had to build which eventually never got used Probably just as well as it was a death job I loved Judy and her intuitions that saved the men on so many occasions Wonderful story I couldn t put it down.

  11. Customer Customer says:

    Well researched and written Wonderful dog who seemed to understand much.

  12. Sophie Sophie says:

    Sensitively written The story of a dog and men and there solidarity throughout the terrible suffering of the war in Sumatra.

  13. Vivian Cousineau Vivian Cousineau says:

    Nice fresh book

  14. Mompointer Mompointer says:

    I have an English pointer so this story means a lot to me Great read

  15. J. M.E.K.J. Bride J. M.E.K.J. Bride says:

    A good book for dog lovers everywhere Arrived when said it would.