Horrie The Wog-Dog
With the A.I.F. in Egypt, Greece, Crete and Palestine
Written from the Diary of J. B. Moody, Private VX13091, A.I.F.
by Ion L. Idriess
Angus and Robertson, 1945 [First Edition], black and white photographic frontispiece, black and white photographic plates, hardcover
Very Good Condition, front fly-leaf removed, age-toned pages, edges, corners and covers show some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping and marking (see photographs)
'The true story of Horrie the Wog-Dog who was adopted by the Australian Signal Platoon of the M/G Battalion, in spite of all rules against keeping pets, and how Horrie not only won his stripes as a valuable addition to the group but had the further distinction of being smuggled into Australia on their return.
The Wog-Dog was sneaked into Greece, went through the evacuation, carried messages as well as proving a dependable warning against air attacks. He went to Syria and Palestine, never learning to tolerate Arabs - he suffered cold and sickness, he fell in love with Ishmi, he was bombed off his ship and he never once was found during all necessary cover-up travelling.
A story for all dog lovers, in spite of heavy Australian slang and style, of a dinkum Aussie who was kept, protected and loved by dinkum Aussies. Sentimentality over canines seldom misses fire.'