Military Dogs of World War II

Published on
December 15, 2023
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Susan Bulanda
Other Publication Information
Softbound, 7” x 10” 128 pages
Company: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site

One of the newest titles in the Casemate Illustrated Series is Military Dogs of World War II by Susan Bulanda

The book starts with an introduction on dogs in the military and their military roles as Ambulance, Communication, Draft/Sled, Sentry, Mine-Detection, and Messenger Dogs.

The second chapter covers Dogs in the United States Military, and the third chapter covers Great Britain and the Commonwealth. Smaller chapters follow covering the USSR, and the Axis, and a chapter titled Going Home. A nice list of Sources gives the reader a place to look for more detailed information and further reading. The book concludes with a good Index to quickly find relevant information for reference.

The book is well illustrated and is a general overview of how dogs were trained and used in the military in WWII by different countries. A nice touch are the stories of some of the individual canines who served and how they contributed to their units and some of the awards they won.


Recommended to anyone with an interest in the subject. I enjoyed the read and will be doing some further research into the subject based on what I learned here.

Thank you to Casemate Publishers for the review sample.


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