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- by Anna Fargher

AN estimated 75-85 million people died in World War Two, and on 8 May for the 75th anniversar­y of VE Day, we will honour the deceased and

the brave with two minutes of silence. But few of us will think about the role that animals played in preserving future generation­s. And nor would I, if I hadn’t written two anthropomo­rphic [see below] novels that draw upon the true stories of animals caught in the crossfire of the war: The Umbrella Mouse and Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue.

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