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Juliana's Blue Cross Medal.
A medal awarded to a daring dog for incredible acts of wartime heroism has come to light after it was discovered in a house clearance.
Juliana, a Great Dane, was awarded the Blue Cross Medal after she miraculously extinguised an incendiary bomb that fell through the roof of her owner's house during the Blitz.
Three years later, the plucky pooch alerted customers to a fire that was ripping through her owner's shop, earning her a second medal.
The fascinating story was only revealed when auctioneers conducted a house clearance at a property in Bristol and discovered the medal plus a portrait of Juliana.
A plaque attached to the portrait reads: "Juliana - awarded a medal for extinguising an incendiary bomb April 1941. Awarded another for alerting the occupants of her master's burning shop November 1944".
Blue Cross began life as Our Dumb Friends League in 1897 and initially only gave out medals to people who had helped rescue animals.
However, in 1918 an order of merit was created to honour horses which had served in the First World War.
The award was almost forgotten until it was revived in 1940 and awarded to two heroic dogs.