Saturday, October 27, 2012
Book Review - Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond
When the news of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound broke, the SEAL team member that stole the show was a highly trained canine companion. Throughout history, dogs have been key contributors to military units. Dorothy Hinshaw Patent follows man's best friend onto the battlefield, showing readers why dogs are uniquely qualified for the job at hand, how they are trained, how they contribute to missions, and what happens when they retire. With full-color photographs throughout and sidebars featuring heroic canines throughout history, Dogs on Duty provides a fascinating look at these exceptional soldiers and companions.
My Take on the Book
Dorthy Hinshaw Patent has written a story which every family needs to read. All the wars since World War I , have focused on the men an women who have served, as they should have , but there are dogs who have been "soldiers" behind the scenes on all the wars . These dogs have been trained to help our service men and women in so many ways and saved many of their lives.
I had not known about the training and the extent of the usage of dogs in the military. This book illustrates through detailed photographs of the dogs , their trainers, the jobs the dogs have in the specific locations in our world, what happens when they are injured, and more. You will admire the courage of these animals and the dedication they show to the men and women they assist.
If you want to share with your children the patriotism of our nation, you could easily tell them about the men and women in our armed forces, but this book will assist you in showing them the dogs who are part of the United States's armed forces too.
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