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INSCRIBED Trackers : The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War
View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Caesar was one of the first two Australian four-legged warriors sent to the Vietnam war to see active service. Unlike our current canine corps who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, their pooch-troop predecessors from the s and s never came home. Haran was gutted when he returned to Australia after his tour of duty was over without his beloved four-legged best mate who was passed to the incoming rotation of troops.
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A patrol dog scouted ahead of the troop to find enemy positions and weapons and, once detected, a tracker dog, working on a leash in tandem with its handler, searched through the enemy positions, to help neutralise the threat. The first dogs to be enlisted into what were then known as Combat Tracking Teams were named after Roman emperors and given lofty titles including, Cassius, Marcus, Caesar and Tiber.
“Trackers: the Untold Story of Australian Dogs of War” by Peter Haran
The last three had the distinction of being the longest serving of the eleven Australian dogs first sent to the Vietnam War in Like most of their canine predecessors in the First and Second World Wars, none ever made it home. The diggers took solace knowing their mates had found new homes in embassies or with civilians but they never forgot their best mates.
He was regarded by the military brass as one of the very best tracker dogs trained, if not the best.