Medals for dog that parachuted during second world war sell for £140,000 – Rights History
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Medals for dog that parachuted during second world war sell for £140,000

Rob made 20 jumps strapped into a special harness, including one into Nazi-held Italy with the SAS

Bravery medals awarded to a collie called Rob that made 20 parachute jumps during the second world war and is credited with frequently saving his human colleagues have sold at auction for a record £140,000.

Rob was strapped into a special harness and calmly followed infantry troops into north Africa and parachuted into Nazi-held Italy with the SAS, one of his jobs to stand guard and alert his human comrades of danger by licking their faces.

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