Did you Know A Dog was Awarded a Medal during WW2 for Peeing on a bomb?
Juliana the Great Dane was awarded 2 Blue Cross medals for her bravery during WW2. The first medal she received was in 1941 for urinating on and extinguishing an incendiary bomb that had been dropped through the roof of her owners home.
In November 1944, she again helped to save the lives of her owners. After a fire had taken hold in their shoe shop, she alerted her master’s family to the impending danger. For this she was awarded a second medal
Juliana’s second medal, along with a portrait of Juliana, was discovered during an estate sale in Bristol.
The items were sold together at a Gloucestershire auction in September 2013, with the auctioneer describing Juliana as “a Great Dane with a great bladder”.
Initially expected to achieve £60, the sale reached £1,100 with the winning bid coming from an anonymous buyer
Unfortunately Juliana was poisoned and died in 1946 after a poisonous substance was posted through her owner’s mailbox.