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Cry Havoc

The History of War Dogs

by Nigel Allsopp



ISBN:9781742570969
Format:Softcover
Page Extent:217 pages
Book Size:187 x 141 x 7 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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To a person who has a love of dogs and an admiration for their uses in war and law enforcement, this book provides a fascinating insight into the history of dogs and the current day employment of them.

From Babylonian mastiff-type war dogs with spiked collars, to modern kitted-out military dogs highly trained to detect explosives, dogs have long been a soldier?s best friend. Nigel Allsopp, a highly experienced dog handler in both military and civilian police arenas, details how the incredible abilities of dogs are indispensable in military, para-military and police operations. Country by country, he details how dogs were used and trained in the past and present for patrolling, guarding, search and rescue, parachuting and, perhaps most importantly in today?s political climate, detection of explosives. Allsopp?s ability to not only write this information with real passion and expertise, but also to gain permission to print highly sensitive materials from nearly 50 nations, makes this the most authoritative and comprehensive book available on the subject. Cry Havoc galvanises the notion that, despite technological advances in warfare, dogs will continue to be one of the most useful tools of support in every nation?s security interests. The future will continue to hear the call ?Cry Havoc - and let loose the dogs of war!?


About the Author

Nigel Allsopp

Nigel Allsopp was born in the UK but started his Military Career in 1980 as a Military Working Dog Handler in the Royal New Zealand Air Force Police. Within his 15 years service he rose to the rank of DOGMASTER responsible for all aspects of Canine Operations and training within the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). He became the first Military Dog trainer to qualify as a NZ civilian police dog trainer and supervisor. Nigel has trained members from numerous government agencies such as Customs, Police, Corrective Service and Federal Aviation Security in the use of specialist dogs. He has also trained and supplied specialist detection dogs and Military Working Dogs to South East Asian Countries on behalf of formal government requests whilst in the NZDF. Nigel left the military to pursue a keen interest in wild canine research and commenced work for the Auckland Zoo training all sorts of exotic animals to enhance their behavioural enrichment. This included 3 years as an elephant keeper whilst also training the zoo sea lions. He immigrated to Australia to continue his interest in wild canines by working at several zoos and wildlife parks with Manned Wolves, Timber Wolves, Dingoes and African Cape Hunting Dogs. The lure of working with dogs again inspired Nigel to join the Queensland Police Service where he is currently a Senior Constable in the QPS Dog Section working with a Firearms Explosive Detection Dog (FEDD).