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Corporal Haggis : The Wartime Story of a Muscovy Duck September 1943-May 1945

Frank and Julian Akers-Douglas

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ISBN 10: 1857760530 / ISBN 13: 9781857760538
Editorial: The Book Guild Ltd, Sussex, 1996
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Westwood Books (Cramlington, Reino Unido)

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The Book Guild Ltd, Sussex, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition : As New, This delightful tale was initially related to Julian as a bedtime story by her father, the commander of Doun Tha Whaha. Bookseller Inventory #003090. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 003090

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Título: Corporal Haggis : The Wartime Story of a ...

Editorial: The Book Guild Ltd, Sussex

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Angelika Elsebach

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: N/A

Edición: 1996.

Tipo de libro: Hardback

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For the Royal Scots Greys who are manning a tank named 'Doun Tha Whaha', the plump Muscovy duck looks like supper - a tempting delicacy in the midst of the Italian campaign of World War II. But how can they eat a defenceless creature who snuggles down in their tank throughout a battle? As Smudger the driver discovers, they can't.

This is the true story of Haggis, the Muscovy duck who became a friend instead of a feast - a comrade who shared the men's fears, fatigues and anxieties during five months of fighting in Italy; he later sailed with them to Glasgow, and even became involved in the invasion of France, finally progressing through Belgium to Holland until peach was declared in May 1945. Eventually promoted to corporal, he was 'awarded' the Italy Star and Long Service and Good Conduct medals; attached to an old bootlace around his neck he wore the cap badge of the Royal Scots Greys.

This delightful tale was initially related to Julian as a bedtime story by her father, the commander of Doun Tha Whaha. Frank and Julian Akers-Douglas now share this remarkable story, allowing readers of all ages to be captivated and enchanted by the exploits of this heroic drake, Corporal Haggis.

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