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Another WWII factiod

Yet another true story from WWII. In the book of Judy by Damien Lewis.
ISBN 9781623654429

Here is the gunboat dog that became a hero not only within service on a Britsh gunboat during the China years on the Yangtze prior to WWII but later when WWII commenced saving lives and being a POW mascot. This book so impressed me that rather than drone on about Judy. I rather leave it to her memorial placed on her grave.

In memory of Judy DM Canine VC
Breed English pointer
Born Shanghai February 1936, died February 1950
Wounded February 14, 1942
Bombed and sank HMS Grasshopper
Lingga Archipelago February 14, 1942
Torpedoed SS Van Waerwijck
Malacca Straits June 26, 1943
Japanese Prisoner of War March 1942-August 1945
China Ceylon Java England Egypt Burma
Singapore Malaya Sumatra E. Africa.
They also served

The above attests to being awarded the British VC/Givens Animal Victoria Cross and being a POW, the only dog
under Japanese captivity, as POW 81A-Medan(her tag).

Its a wonderful book and yet one gleamed from the hell stories of trans-Sumatra RR that got completed on the day the Japanese surrendered. Where countless locals and Allied POWs died during its construction yet would serve no purpose.
Its a good book, folks. -----Willy Happy

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If you don't mind if I add something
Judy

What loyalty is all about. Your cat wouldn't do that. Happy
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Occording to book

and referring to the link you provided, Judy and the group she was with when they trekked across Sumatra was still Dutch hands. They surrendered to the Dutch while being Allies didn't resist the Japanese at all. They whole heartily gave themselves up(the Dutch). The British were very pived that it came to that, they would have tried to escape by boat or into the jungle. the Dutch took that away from them. According to the book, they really came to dislike the Dutch while POWs because in effect they(the Dutch) had it easier, though that changed much later. At times reading the book got my "angst" up now and then. I read that book in days. -----Willy Happy

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