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c.1942: Wojtek, the Soldier Bear ‘Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. He travelled to Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Egypt. He was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. Demobilization on November 15, 1947, Wojtek was given to the Edinburgh Zoo

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Wojtek the ‘Soldier bear’, who served with Polish troops in the Second World war has been commemorated, fifty-two years after his death in Edinburgh zoo. Military Working Dogs, Military Dogs, Military Wife, Army Dogs, Animal Heros, Bear Statue, Schaefer, Service Dogs, Four Legged

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Wojtek the Polish Soldier Bear, already a very large cub, wonders whether his doggie friend might be a German Shepherd, North Africa, 1943. Best regards, JR.

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Wojtek (Voytek), a mascot bear of the 22nd Transport Artillery Company (Army Service Corps, 2nd Polish Corps) being fed by one of the Company's soldiers.

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The Incredible Story of Wojtek, the Soldier Bear

An Iranian boy found a Syrian brown bear cub in 1942, and sold it to the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps for canned meat. That's how the story of the most famous military animal started.

Wojtek the Bear served with Polish soldiers during WWII (and retired with the rank of Sergeant). The much-loved bear helped load ammunition onto army trucks and kept the men's spirits up with his antics. Battle Of Monte Cassino, Animals Beautiful, Cute Animals, Animal Heros, Transportation Unit, Love Bear, More Cute, Brown Bear, World War Two

Voytek (Wojtek) the Soldier Bear

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