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Heroic Animals ‘Who Also Served’ Honoured This VE Day

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Published on May 6, 2020 - Duration: 01:12s

Heroic Animals ‘Who Also Served’ Honoured This VE Day

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day leading Vet Charity PDSA is paying tribute to wartime hero animals.

These plucky creatures helped save countless lives during World War II and were honoured with the PDSA Dickin Medal.

They include messenger pigeon, Duke of Normandy, who flew for 27 hours through bullets and bombs to deliver vital, life-saving intelligence to allied forces.

Rip was the ‘world’s first search and rescue dog’.

The crossbreed terrier was found on the streets of London by a local Air Raid Warden in 1940.

He had a talent for sniffing out survivors trapped in the blitz rubble and helped save the lives of more than 100 people.

The charity is commemorating the milestone by sharing exclusive e-books which tell the remarkable stories of animal heroes.

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