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That time a dog peed on a Nazi bomb to save her owner in 1941

Lassie ain't got sh** on Juliana, a Great Dane that earned a Blue Cross Medal for courage when she saved customers from a British shoe shop fire in 1944. Especially considering that, three years earlier, Juliana saved her owner by relieving herself on a Nazi incendiary bomb that had fallen through the roof during the Blitz.

That time a dog peed on a Nazi bomb to save her owner in 1941

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Lassie ain't got sh** on Juliana, a Great Dane that earned a Blue Cross Medal for courage when she saved customers from a British shoe shop fire in 1944. Especially considering that, three years earlier, Juliana saved her owner by relieving herself on a Nazi incendiary bomb that had fallen through the roof during the Blitz.

The Telegraph has published a story detailing the accomplishments of the extraordinarily great Dane following an auction that included one of the dog's medals and a portrait of the pup.

The medal and portrait sold for £1,100 at Wotton Auction Rooms in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, more than 18 times the pre-sale estimate of £60.

Auctioneer Philip Taubenheim said: "We are constantly finding treasures during house clear-outs, many with fascinating stories behind them. This medal and portrait are a perfect example.

  

"The inscription on the Blue Cross Medal states it was presented to Juliana, a Great Dane, after she warned her master of a fire that was tearing through his shop in 1944.

"As if that wasn't amazing enough, the plaque on the framed portrait of Juliana revealed she had been awarded another Blue Cross award previously in 1941.

"That time she was given the award for putting out an incendiary bomb that had crashed through the roof of her owner's house.

"I've never heard of a dog being able to extinguish a bomb before - one can only assume this was a Great Dane with a great bladder. [Telegraph]

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