Smoky the Brave – by Damien Lewis (Hardcover) Compare



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Smoky the Brave The extraordinary touching true story of Smoky the smallest–and arguably bravest–dog of World War II In February 1944 as Japanese military advances threatened to overwhelm New Guinea a tiny four-pound Yorkshire Terrier was discovered hiding in the islands thick jungles. A total mystery as to her origins she was adopted by US Army Air Force Corporal William Bill Wynne an air-crewman in a photo reconnaissance squadron bing an irreplaceable lucky charm for the unit. When Smoky saved Wynnes life by barking a warning of an incoming kamikaze attack he nicknamed her the angel from a foxhole. Smokys exploits continued when she jumped for the unit in a specially designed parachute and famously joined the aircrews flying daring sorties in the war-torn skies. But her most heroic feat was running a cable through a seventy-foot pipe no wider than four inches in places to enable critical communication lines to be run across an airbase which had just been seized from the enemy saving hundreds of ground-crew from being exposed to enemy bombing. In recognition of her efforts Smoky was awarded eight battle stars. Smoky the Brave brings to vivid life the danger and excitement of the many missions of World War IIs smallest hero. Smoky the Brave – by Damien Lewis