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What was it like to be a dog or cat when the world was at war? When food was rationed and cities were bombed? Pets (on the whole) do not write memoirs, so to find the answer to that question, Clare Campbell went in search of voices of those people whose lives were entwined with animals.She found stories - inspiring and harrowing - of animals under fire, of evacuated and homeless pets, of brave animals who provided comfort to humans while the bombs fell. Of pets unwittingly entangled in war, like the Dunkirk pets and the camp followers who switched sides to stay alive; and the 6,000 dogs recruited by the British Army - loaned for duty by their families - many never to return. Meanwhile with food in short supply, government officials launched a ruthless campaigns against pets.Thoroughly researched and deeply moving, Bonzo's War gives a fascinating account of, and platform for, the forgotten stories as yet unheard, of the creatures big and small caught up in a human conflict far beyond understanding.
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Fascinating story of the plight of domestic pets and of zoo animals in wartime. An expertly researched account on a subject close to the nation's heart: Cats and WW2. 'Filled with fascinating detail, this is a heavenly and most touching book. I was deeply moved.' Jilly Cooper

About the Author

Clare Campbell is an author and journalist. She writes regularly for the Daily Mail and contributes to Marie Claire. She is the author of Out of It (2007) and Tokyo Hostess (2009). She recently ghosted the national bestseller Bringing Down The Krays (2012) by Bobby Teale. Her husband and co-author Christy Campbell is the former defence correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph. His latest book is Target London (2012).

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Bonzo's War...is surely destined to remain the definitive work on this small yet fascinating subject. **** * Mail on Sunday * Filled with fascinating detail, this is a heavenly and most touching book. I was deeply moved. -- Jilly Cooper

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