Stubby the War Dog

Stubby the War Dog

The True Story of World War I 's Bravest Dog

Book - 2014
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American soldier J. Robert Conroy befriended a stray dog with a stumpy tail while training to fight overseas in WWI. They bonded so closely that Conroy smuggled him to Europe, where Stubby accompanied Conroy's regiment on the Western Front, lending both his superior olfactory senses and amiable temperament to the war effort.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781426314865
Branch Call Number: j355.424 BAU NVD
Characteristics: 72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm

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Stubby was a homeless Boston terrier when he adopted enlisted man James Conroy in an Army camp. Their bond was so strong that Conroy smuggled Stubby on board the Army transport. They stayed together in the trenches, where Stubby was adopted by the whole company, and eventually returned home together. Illus. with period photos.

Meet Stubby. Soldier. War hero. Best friend. Canine. This true story follows Stubby's life with Private Robert Conroy during World War I, their life together after the war including a stint as a college football mascot, all the way through Stubby's inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution! Grades 4-7.

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sahara10
Jun 20, 2014

Stubby is a wonderful story not only about the stray dog, and his loving owner but about how Stubby helped in so many ways during WWII. I'm so glad it was saved and written.

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