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Surprisingly true, very cool!
Judy was never out of danger for long. Over three long years as a POW, she provoked prison guards and the wild animals she encountered in the jungle surrounding the camp, barking at tigers and surviving a battle with a crocodile.
What a legend.
What the fuck
Thank you so much for linking the article, I really appreciate it.
Oh my goodness, that made me cry. What a good, brave girl.
I'm here tearing up on the damn train. You ain't alone.
No no no no no no no no, please for all that's good and pure do not click on the next recommendated article. It's about the trap sniffing dogs left behind in Vietnam (from American intervention) . I read stories about these dogs and even talked to one of the handlers, if u don't want to be crying for 3 days straight do not read anything related to "dogs left behind".
Edit : alright dickbags, just bc I mentioned dogs doesn't mean that I don't care or am unaware about the myriad of issues that plagued/plagues the SE asian part of the world bc of the Vietnam War. I was just displaying a warning to the weak hearted from that story because I have personal experience with said dog handlers and their stories, it's sad shit and deserves a warning to a clearly animal loving community.
I am a huge dog/ animal lover. But I never even look at photos of animals involved in war. It upsets me just beyond reminded of the ones left behind. Learning true facts about individuals disturbs me for days. I'm part of an animal rescue group and a wildlife rescue. I'll focus on what I can change thanks.
Feel good knowing one man fought very hard to keep all the German Shepherds from ww2 from being euthanized and found them all homes. That wasn't what our govt planned.
Thanks for all that you do. Save the little innocent animals!
I needed to cry I guess.
Here’s to Judy, the goodest girl there ever was. May Valhalla have many rabbits to chase.
I feel like i would be hurt more watching a dog take a beating for me than actually taking one myself
This dog's life was more interesting than mine will ever be.
What an adventure Judy and Williams endured together! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story!
That article seems embellished a little, but the main points in it are true. The fact that a dog could survive so much unique hardship is impressive enough on it's own. Judy was a good girl... The best as a matter of fact.
Very cool & very beagle!
God damn this hurts my soul. There is nothing like dogs love.
Thanks for linking to the article.
I have to cry in front of Auntie Anne while waiting for my wife to get sausage wrap in bread I guessed.
I'm a goddamn pussy when it comes to animals, and normally I would have moved on after reading the part where she absorbed beatings. But I'm drunk and craving some angst so I read the whole article and goddammit I'm glad I did. What a fucking wonderful story!
We don't deserve better them...
Hiw do you read the article on,mobile?
Awarded the Dickin Medal
That's a goddamned hero. Can we build a diamond statue in that dog's honor?
a Dimond Dog you say?
Get em DD
Here you go :)
What a dumb name
Why are we here?
The best girl!
Christ, why are you trying to make me sad today?
We don’t deserve dogs. I petition we put pictures of dogs on our currency, not humans.
Are you familiar with doge coin?
This is the armistice wherein dogs decided they deserved humans
While it's not currency, Newfoundland featured a happy Newfoundland dog on their stamps several times from the late 1870s until 1930s. They ended up joining Canada in 1949. I'm surprised there weren't any Labrador dog stamps during that period though.
Jeez I love that idea
That’s the best idea!
We need a national holiday celebrating animals. They do so much for us. Also, I'd love to give my dog a parade.
We have Animal Day (Dierendag) in The Netherlands, every year on the 4th of Oktober. Most people do something extra for their pets, there's animal based events on schools, etc.
This is wonderful! There have been psychology studies that showed people are less depressed and feel more a part of the world when they spend time around animals or nature. This must be a very healthy tradition for the Dutch.
I love this idea, let's do it!
Might need to stop murdering them for no reason then
Holy shit I read a book on this.
So she is actually a mother and had worked on multiple ships in the navy. Her and the crew she was on were captured by the Japanese and she ended up having to become an official POW just to keep the guards from shooting her. In the end, she ended up with Frank, who was one of the younger sailors on her ship. She ended up dying because of a tumor that grew when she and Frank got separated during a tour in Africa. After that experience, Frank never got another dog for the rest of his life. Judy’s grave is also located in Nachingwea in southern Tanzania.
The book is called "No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII" by Robert Weintraub. It's very good. I highly recommend it.
We owe tons to dogs!!!
Survives because it was realized that the unquenchable rage of the prisoners at the loss of their only solace - in the form of a heavenly Good Boi - would have burnt the place to the ground on its own. Probably.
The actual story is even better. According to the National Geographic article, the Japanese Commandant was a drunkard and one night after he'd had too much sake, they tricked him into signing the paperwork to make Judy an official POW.
I'm not sure what exactly the Geneva Convention says about canine POWs, but at the very least I assume that killing the dog would at least lead to the commandant having to explain to his superiors why he signed that paperwork in the first place.
I'm pretty sure the Geneva Convention wasn't a day-to-day concern in world war 2 POW camps.
Especially Japanese POW camps.
Surprisingly, Germans tended to stick to it, unless you were russian, in which case maybe dying was a more humane option. Japanese completely disregarded the convention, and beat, tortured or overworked the pows to death as fancy took them. Unsurprisingly, western allies stuck to the convention and russians didnt really, much preferring gulags.
Beheads another POW Geneva what now?
That kind of makes a little sense because she was technically a soldier herself and previously a mascot. I could see them arguing that she was as much a soldier as everyone else. The fact she wasn't killed instantly says a lot to me. Even the people who ran the camp were at least a little merciful to this cute doggo, which is very surprising.
The best doggo
Wait I’m confused. I don’t doubt the genuinity (I think that’s a word, but my phone says otherwise) of this story, but does anybody know why she wasn’t just killed very early on into her rescuing career?
Word you want is veracity
So the prison commandant was a happy drunk. The guy who adopted the dog waited until the guy was good and drunk and convinced him to make the dog an official POW, probably because he thought it was funny.
They could still beat her, but wouldn't kill her.
Someone linked the story above.
Check out the top comment
Imagine letting a dog take a beating for you.
Imagine being so hurt, dejected, run down, and fucked up as to be willing to let a dog take a beating for you.
Imagine beating a dog.
Fuck you, Empire of the Rising Sun. Fuck you.
You trying to make me cry cause I’m crying and I’ll fuck you up if you wanna hurt that dog
GSP are the best most loyal dogs ever. This doesn't surprise me at all.
When we ask who’s the goodest girl...
Wait...what? I feel like if there was a dog preventing me from doing a thing, I would remove the dog from my area of operations. The fuck?
Seriously... Why would the officers stop after beating the dog? If they were angry at the prisoner surely they're gonna take it out on the prisoner. If the dog gets in the way why wouldn't they just kill it? Why would they stop after beating the dog? Surely they'd beat the dog and then the prisoner? I'm so confused
If you read the article you would know but anyway, the dog was given POW status after her owner forged the document causing the dog to not be allowed to be killed otherwise it would become a war crime.
... So is beating a prisoner...
Yea I don’t know why they wouldn’t just shoot the dog.
Not that I would want that but shit, they are beating human prisoners. I’m sure they don’t care about animals.
Damn that hit me in the feels. What an absolute badass, survived a croc fight too.
Nothing trumps a pointers conviction or compassion. Nothing.
You just know this is gonna be a Disney film soon
This should be a movie!
The survivors were marooned on an island in the South China Sea for two days without food or water, and it was Judy who led them to a freshwater spring, sniffing it out during low tide and digging under the sand to bring the drinkable water up to the surface.
Confirmed best dog.
There needs to be a film of this hero dog!
All dogs go to heaven.
Awww Good Doggo
sorry what? Often taking blows herself? So they just let the POWs keep a dog that actively got in the guards' ways? And what? After hitting a dog they just shrugged and said "welp, I'm all abused out, guess I'll leave those POWs alone".
Let's not embellish things shall we?
And shaking hands with agent Carter
TIL they had Snapchat back in the 40's
I love gsp i got 2 and they are the best dogs i never had!!!! And it’s a nice reflect of how gsp are in general! Protective and loyal!
im crying from reading the article, humans dont deserve dogs! (Animals in general)! they are just so pure!
Honestly, this story really could be an awesome movie if the details were fleshed-out and given the right kind of treatment!
Why can I only upvote this ONCE!?
The Japanese were vile and cruel beyond imagination.
The goodest of bois. Rest easy, friend.
That dog has the most stern and focused demeanor.
Bless this puppa with upvotes
Dogs are the best
A man’s best friend
Judy looks nice in that jacket.
This doggo deserves a gold
A book was written about her story, it is amazing and I would highly recommend! It’s called “Judy” I believe
Is...is that Claire Danes?
Oh, bbb :((((
Beat doggo ever! Don't fight me!
I’m just going to say this with full love and awe, “ what a bitch”
Judy was the only canine POW during the WWII.
Still surprised she did not get shot early on.
Wow what a amazing story
Extremely good boi
Is she still alive today?
I bet he heard the word NANI?! Many times then
Wow, such a great story. What’s the puppy in the picture called?
Dogs and Mankind are best buds. Always and forever.
"Was I a good girl?"
"No. You were the best girl."
Good b- I mean girl
Is it weird or uncanny to anyone else that dogs look the same in pictures regardless of time period? The girl has the styles of the time which dates her and makes her seem like someone distant, out of reach, but the dog just looks like a dog. I don't know it just adds a cool level of relatability to this old photo.
A few good girls
Truly the goodest of girls. We dont deserve dogs.
It would later go on to be a conscientious objector for the Korean war.
The GOODEST girl ever!
Wait...the Japanese beat prisoners? I thought they were these wonderful, sweet, peaceful people who only want to clean up soccer stadiums.
Wow feel sorry for him
Stand down. The line has held. Goodnight, sweet princess.
Very good girle
Is that the Queen of England meeting the dog?
Careful, he’s a hero
I love this dog
Careful, he’s a hero.
Is that the queen?
Dogs are so incredibly loving, caring and loyal, Sometimes, I don’t even feel that we deserve them.
A real good Judy.
Damn that's a good boi
Why did the japanese allow the POW's to keep a dog?
Blow chika pow! pow!
My Grandmother was in a number of Japanese POW camps after having to evacuate Singapore. Her ship was bombed and she was floating in shark infested water for 18 hours before being picked up and encamped by the Japanese for the next few years.
Amazing woman. Had a sense of humour till the last.
The divine in me honors the divine in you.
having seen this, i couldn't believe it was a true story....but all sources suggest its all true, so ive ended up buying the book lol