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The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend.

Full Synopsis
An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts—ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend.

In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul—a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home.

Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd—whom he named Ant—after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the "Animal VC."

"[The Dog Who Could Fly is] brought to life by AudioFile Earphones Award-winning performer Derek Perkins." ---Midwest Book Review Audio Review

"Perkins adds drama to this uplifting story with his passionate tone. His fluid British accent makes listening effortless. This touching audio is perfect for animal lovers, who will delight in its satisfying ending." ---AudioFile
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Damien Lewis

The Dog Who Could Fly

The Incredible True Story of a WWII Airman and the Four-legged Hero Who Flew at His Side

Author Damien Lewis

Narrated by Derek Perkins

Publication date Jun 10, 2014

Running time 9 hrs 2 min

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