Voytek bear

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Miś Wojtek

Miś Wojtek

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

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

A Polish artillery supply company  adopted a brown bear cub and named him Wojtek. When the company was deployed to support the British in the Italian campaign, pets weren’t allowed. The Polish force officially enlisting Wojtek as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, he carried ammunition along and never dropped a crate.  Wojtek the Soldier Bear survived the war and moved to the Edinburgh Zoo, which is apparently the go-to home for military animals of all countries.

A Polish artillery supply company adopted a brown bear cub and named him Wojtek. When the company was deployed to support the British in the Italian campaign, pets weren’t allowed. The Polish force officially enlisting Wojtek as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, he carried ammunition along and never dropped a crate. Wojtek the Soldier Bear survived the war and moved to the Edinburgh Zoo, which is apparently the go-to home for military animals of all countries.

Niedźwiedź Wojtek

Niedźwiedź Wojtek

PIĄTA STRONA ŚWIATA: Szeregowy Wojtek, niedźwiedź z korpusu Andersa

PIĄTA STRONA ŚWIATA: Szeregowy Wojtek, niedźwiedź z korpusu Andersa

Miś Wojtek

Miś Wojtek

Voytek the bear - Picture courtesy Imperial War Museum

Voytek the bear - Picture courtesy Imperial War Museum

Miś Wojtek

Miś Wojtek

PIĄTA STRONA ŚWIATA: Szeregowy Wojtek, niedźwiedź z korpusu Andersa

PIĄTA STRONA ŚWIATA: Szeregowy Wojtek, niedźwiedź z korpusu Andersa

Powodem nr 1 dla którego zdecydowałem się na tę wycieczkę była możliwość zobaczenia Monte Cassino, cmentarza i klasztoru. Nazwa Cassino wywodzi się od łacińskiego Cassium (Stary Gród) czyli ...

Monte Cassino

Powodem nr 1 dla którego zdecydowałem się na tę wycieczkę była możliwość zobaczenia Monte Cassino, cmentarza i klasztoru. Nazwa Cassino wywodzi się od łacińskiego Cassium (Stary Gród) czyli ...

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