Troops of the Polish 22 Transport Artillery Company (Army Service Corps, Polish Corps) watch as one of their comrades play wrestles with Wojtek (Voytek) their mascot bear during their service in the Middle East.
Wojtek was a 'Soldier Bear' in the Polish army. He enjoyed smoking and eating cigarettes. He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. As one of the officially enlisted "soldiers" of the company, he lived with the other men in their tents o
Wojtek The Bear - Polish WWII Hero. Wojtek was officially enlisted in the Polish Army and given the rank of Private. Private Wojtek “helped” unload trucks packed with heavy artillery boxes, carrying heavy crates of mortar shells.