Krystian Słowiński
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Wojtek, bear cub, who was adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps.

This bear cub drinking milk from a bottle was found in Iran by Polish soldiers of 22nd artillery company in 1942. He was named Wojtek (meaning happy or smiling warrior) and travelled with them all over North Africa & Europe. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. Afterwards, an effigy of a bear holding an artillery shell was the official emblem of the 22nd Company

‘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. With the company he moved to Iraq and then through 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. ‘Following demobilization on November 15, 1947, Wojtek was given to the…

A bear, named Wojtek, reportedly fought alongside his fellow Polish soldiers at the savage Battle of Monte Cassino in the spring of 1944, carrying heavy crates of mortar shells. With the approval of the Polish high command, the company's emblem was then changed to one showing a bear carrying a massive artillery shell. After the war, Wojtek lived in Edinburgh Zoo until his death in 1963. Books, statues and even a documentary keep the memory of his unique service alive.

▶ Wojtek the Soldier Bear - WWII - YouTube