With my upcoming exhibition on Remembering War Dogs, I have been asked to recommend some books to read to learn more about the role of war dogs.
Here are some good reads that I recommend. I have found these particularly good as reference material in my research about the role of war dogs as I prepared to paint the portraits for the exhibition.
Burke D & Small M, 2009, Seek! An illustrated and pictorial tribute to Australia’s tracker dogs in the Vietnam War, ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) Inc., Apsley, Queensland, Australia.
Cummuns, B, 2003. Colonel Richardson’s Airedales. The Making of the British War Dog School 1900-1918, Detselig Enterprises Ltd, Alberta, Canada.
Donaldson, M (VC), The Crossroad, McMillan, Sydney, Australia.
Haran, P, 2000, Trackers. The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War, New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
Lee, S, 2013, Saving Private Sarbi. The true story of Australia’s canine war hero, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia.
Perry, R, 2013, Horrie the war dog. The story of Australia’s most famous dog. Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia.