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Bill and Horrie Australia's Greatest War Horse and Dog

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Bill and Horrie Australia's Greatest War Horse and Dog by Roland Perry
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Combined 2 books in one.


The "BILL" refers to Bill the Bastard Bill the Bastard is a remarkable tale of the bond between a determined trooper and his stoic but cantankerous mount during the Light Horse campaigns against the Ottoman Empire in the Great War. By September 1918, 'Bill the Bastard' was known by the entire Light Horse force, who used his name not as an insult but as a term of endearment.

The "Horrie" refers to Horrie the War Dog In the harsh Libyan desert in the middle of World War II, Private Jim Moody, a signaller with the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion, found a starving puppy on a sand dune. Moody called the dog Horrie. Where Moody went, Horrie went too - through the battle zones of the Middle East and far beyond. As the Japanese forces began their assault in Asia, Moody and his soldier mates were redeployed to fight them. They smuggled Horrie onto a troop ship for a harrowing journey back to Australia

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Book Condition:
shop return - slight edge wear to boards otherwise near new - all pages all held tight in bindings
Total Pages:
about 600
Comment:
larger printing

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