A medal awarded to a dog in World War II for extinguishing a bomb by urinating on it has been sold at auction for £1,100. The 1941 Blue Cross medal was found in a property clearance in Bristol along with a painting of Great Dane Juliana.
A plaque on it describes how the dog put out an incendiary bomb dropped by the Luftwaffe on her owner’s home. “This was clearly a Great Dane with a great bladder,” auctioneer Philip Taubenheim said. Mr Taubenheim, of Wotton Auction Rooms, in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, said it was a “remarkable story”.
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