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The Dickin Medal. Sixty-three animals have won the Dickin Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. Their inspiring stories are told for the first time in this book. Four types of animal have been honoured, dogs, horses, pigeons and one cat. Simon, the feline, is credited with saving an entire ship's crew. Canine breeds include Alsatians, Terriers, Collies and Spaniels. The majority of awards were related to war services and the conflicts include WWII, Korea, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, the Al-Qaeda attack on the Twin Towers as well as the Blitz saw great courage exhibited by animals such as Rip, the dog who saved many lives.