Włodek Panak

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To keep the bear with them when they took a ship from Egypt to Italy, the Polish soldiers had him officially enlisted in the Polish army. They gave him the name Wojtek -- which means he who enjoys war or smiling warrior in Polish. He also got a service number, rank and a pay book. Although he received no pay, he reportedly got double rations.

‘Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. He was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a private.

After the battle.

After the battle.

German counterattack.

German counterattack.

Street battle.

Street battle.

Hey, nazis! Are you there?

Hey, nazis! Are you there?

Now he'll be ok.

Now he'll be ok.

On the patrol.

On the patrol.

Goods "from the sky", mag's, Piat, ammo. Now we can do more.

Goods "from the sky", mag's, Piat, ammo.

Let's moove, forward...

Let's moove, forward.