‘In Dogs We Trust’
We are the War Dog team …. and this is our story.
To be the very first person that an enemy soldier sees and not to be able to look for the enemy yourself while you concentrate on any indication of trouble from your dog in front of you requires a special kind of combat soldier. It requires a special kind of dog. This book will give you what it’s like to be that person as a military working dog handler in both the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force. Taken from first-hand accounts of war in difficult places, this book reveals what it’s like to be in a fight for your life and your best mate in that fight is a dog. Be amazed, informed and captivated by the accounts of this special asset in the Australian Defence Force that will open your eyes to a different kind of soldiering.
The author is LTCOL George Hulse RAE (Retd) who commanded the Army Engineer dog wing in the early 1970s. He is the Vice-President of the Australian Defence Force Trackers and War Dogs Association and Vice-President of the Toowong RSL sub/branch.