"Dog Of War" by Fairfax Downey with illustrations by Paul Brown. Published by Dodd, Mead & Company, print date 1943.
Just after dusk had descended on the barracks of the Field Artillery Replacement center at Fort Bragg, a gaunt, brown dog dragged himself out into a patch of moonlight and howled like the Alaskan husky which was one of his forebears, thereby startling the sentry and arousing the interest of two Field Artillery-men, one a seasoned master sergeant, the other a young lieutenant eager to do his share in winning World War II. That was how Chinook became attached to "D" Battery in general and to Sergeant Andrews and Lieutenant Glen in particular. The Colonel felt there were too many stray dogs around and ordered Chinook taken to the pound. The order was obeyed, with good discipline, if not with good heart, but when Chinook scaled a towering fence and fought off a pack of wild dogs on the firing range to gain his life and freedom, "D" Battery felt that he rated "protection." Even the Colonel accepted Chinook when he saw him lay a communication wire through brush and culverts under practice fire. This skill, intelligence and courage served "D" Battery and Chinook's masters well when they went overseas to fight together for the freedom of the world.
151 page hard cover book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. There is a small hole in the center of the front cover. The dust Jacket is worn .Please see the pictures for more detail.