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By Patricia Stroud

ISBN-10: 0730443302

ISBN-13: 9780730443308

A remarkable real tale in regards to the braveness and loyalty of a puppy and his handler in wartime. whilst the hot Zealand Rifle Brigade marched down Queen road to board their shipping send to the Western Front, they have been led by way of their mascot, a bulldog named Caesar. a kind of waving him farewell used to be four-year-old Ida, whose favorite ribbon were tied to Caesar′s collar through his handler, her Uncle Tom. educated as a pink pass dog, Caesar rescued wounded infantrymen from the hell of no-man′s-land. Uncle Tom wrote domestic approximately their adventures to Ida, who ultimately handed the tales directly to her childrens and grandchildren. Patricia Stroud, Ida′s daughter, tells the poignant tale of an unsung Kiwi hero, and a little-known element of the 1st global battle. First released for more youthful readers, Caesar′s tale has been increased to incorporate Gallipoli and the Western barren region. With own anecdotes and accounts,...

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When they got there, the trainer showed Tom how to put Caesar into a special harness. ’ asked Albert, looking into the pockets in the harness. ’ The trainer smiled. ’ asked Tom. ’ As he spoke, the trainer attached a long chain to Caesar’s collar. There was a cord attached to the other end of the chain, which he gave to Tom. The chain was heavy, and Caesar shook his head as he felt the weight settle around his neck. ‘Now Tom, you hold this while Albert goes with the other volunteers. Albert, you need to hide somewhere, out of Caesar’s sight.

I liked that one the best because it had stars and lots of blue. Even though it was raining, there were thousands of people lining the streets. Some were standing on top of carts and others looked down from shop verandahs. At the top of Queen Street, by the statue of Sir George Grey, some men had even climbed on top of one of the buildings. We stood and waited in the rain, and when I thought I couldn’t wait a minute longer, we finally heard the band. What a sound it made! We leaned out and we could see the bandmaster in front, twirling a big stick with a shiny knob on the top around and around.

Here we put up the horse-lines and pitched our tents, and pretty hot work it was too. Afterwards we went back for the horses and picketed them on the squadron lines. There were still numerous other jobs to do and we were fairly fagged-out by night, however, nobody minded much as we were all very glad to get on shore again for good. So on 7 December 1914 we spent our first night in Zeitoun Camp and commenced our course of training in Egypt. Map of Egypt. Gallipoli One of Germany’s allies was Turkey, a country that sits between Europe and Asia.

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