SPECIAL OFFER! Buy the Antis toy and 'War Dog' paperback book at the special price of £25, a saving of almost £4 when compared to buying them separately.
Antis was a German Shepherd dog and the faithful wartime companion of Czech airman Robert Bozdech, who flew with the Czechoslovakian and French Air Forces before coming to the UK and serving as an Air Gunner with the Royal Air Force. This soft toy comes complete with collar and lead, and an ‘ANTIS’ dog tag.
The story of Robert & Antis is told in the book 'War Dog' by Damien Lewis:
In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together, one that would bind them for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort - a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country that he would call home.
Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German Shepherd after being shot down during a mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, he hid the dog inside his flying jacket as he made his escape. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they fled France and made their way to England. The puppy - which Robert named Antis - became the mascot of 311 Squadron but, because of the RAF's regulations was forced to wait by the aircraft dispersal area for Robert to return from his sorties each night.- but after Robert was injured when his aircraft was attacked, Antis had other ideas!
By the end of the war Robert and Antis had become very British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, sometimes known as the 'Animal VC'.
Thrilling and deeply moving, their story will touch the heart of anyone who understands the bond that exists between one man and his dog.
Paperback, 304 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 127 x 21 mm
This Special Offer package comprises 1 Antis toy and 1 'War Dog' paperback book.